The Pestle


Ep 209: “The Host” (Bong Joon Ho, 2006)

October 11, 2022

We slip ‘n fall into Bong Joon Ho’s “The Host” and discuss:

  • Monster origin story;
  • Everyone’s a moron;
  • Directing and editing, match cuts;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

We need to tell each other our stories. We need to show that everyone — our neighbors, our families, our community leaders — everyone we know is touched by corruption.Jennifer Lawrence

Notes & References:
US Military dumps formaldehyde into Han River (NYT)
“Once” Pestle episode
When/why was Korea divided into the North and South? (

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  1. Uwe says:

    Gotta admit: skipped the middle part about The Host since I haven’t seen it yet, and were only here for intro and outro just for, y’know, vanity reasons – and was not disappointed at all!

    I always assumed Todd is a gifted actor but now I have proof as he didn’t burst into laughter after Wes pronounced Uwe “correctly”.

    Now, how long until we might see that short film of yours?

    1. wes says:

      haha!! I think he mostly appreciated me being on the ‘wrong’ side of name pronunciation for a change.

      Good question! I get the footage back from Fotokem next week, and if it looks decent then it should hopefully only take a few weeks to work through editing/scoring/mixing. If it doesn’t look good then I may have heard a rumor that it was lost in a fire…

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