The Pestle


Ep 198: “Memories of Murder”

June 28, 2022

We process Bong Joon Ho’s “Memories of Murder” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, oner of crime scene, first frame + last frame;
  • Story & writing, themes of misconduct;
  • True crime, utility vs entertainment;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

What’s important at this time is to re-clarify the difference between hero and villain. – J. Edgar Hoover

Notes & References:
Hitchcock oner (Reddit thread)
Real killer identified in 2019 via DNA evidence (wiki)
Wrongfully accused man released after serving 20 years (YouTube)
J. Edgar Hoover’s role in FBI & Criminal Investigation History
J. Edgar Hoover wiretapping & blackmailing MLK (NPR) “the FBI penned and sent King an anonymous letter, along with some of their tapes, suggesting that he should kill himself”
Every Frame a Painting on “Memories of Murder – Ensemble Staging” (YouTube)

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