Oldboy will be re-released as a remastered version in South Korea theaters on November 21, in time for the film’s 10th anniversary.Choi Min-sik: The eating of the octopus was actually my idea – at first in ‘Oldboy’, the traditional way of eating it would be to twist it around your chopsticks. However, to portray the psychological state of the character Oh Dae-su that felt insufficient and inappropriate and after being imprisoned for 15 years becoming a primordial being full of anger it felt more appropriate to simply grab it and eat it. So, I suggested that to Park Chan-wook and he accepted it.
hedonism fightens me with curiousity
" It will help you survive for awhile, and then it will eat you alive. "
" All I kept thinking about, over and over, was ‘You can’t live forever; you can’t live forever.’ "
F Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby (via sempiternale)
" I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn’t have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn’t make for an interesting person. I didn’t want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone. On the other hand, when I got drunk I screamed, went crazy, got all out of hand. One kind of behavior didn’t fit the other. I didn’t care. "
― Charles Bukowski, Women (via nightterrorrecs)