With the US publication of Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards, Oscar-winning film, Parasite is celebrating its one year anniversary this week. According to Indiewire, the novel will print the screenplay alongside the hundreds of storyboards that Joon Ho drew when he was planning the direction of the movie.
“This book no way purports that storyboarding is an essential shortcut to making good films,” Bong writes in the book’s foreword. “I actually storyboard to quell my own anxiety. I only feel safe when I have all the shots of the day storyboarded in my palm. Whenever I go to set without storyboards, I feel like I’m standing in the middle of Grand Central Terminal wearing only my underwear.”
“The storyboards show in great detail how the shots will be constructed. They can be shot exactly as drawn and serve as valuable blueprints for the crew members. The finished film never deviates far from the storyboards, and this allows the crew to trust the process. Crew members who have worked with me in the past are especially aware of this,” he adds.
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