It’s the story of Oh Dae-Su and the awful chain of carnage and horror that unfolds after he is released from the hotel room where he was imprisoned for fifteen years, but such a dry summary cannot capture the unhinged genius of the director’s method.
The plot is an elegantly orchestrated series of escalating catastrophes, each more devastating than the last and inevitably building to one of the most freakish, depraved finales in film history.
For those hurt or “unfriended” on social media in the wake of the tragedy, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says the best thing to do is put yourself first.“There is no etiquette here if you are really hurt,” he said.
Whether you dig it or not, Park Chan-wook’s perverse, confounding revenge fantasia “Oldboy” from 2003 is a hell of an experience the first time you watch it.
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If you have access to a journal via a society or association membership, please browse to your society journal, select an article to view, and follow the instructions in this box.For the past 13 years, as both a paid consultant and volunteer mentor, I’ve guided college applicants in Los Angeles through the process of planning and writing their personal statements.My advice for all of them is founded on two simple principles: write it yourself and write it about yourself.“It was no surprise to see that edits the news feed to promote liberal news, for most of its users are probably liberal.Likewise, we like and share comments and content from those who share our views, which perpetuates a vicious cycle and makes people more narrow-minded."“On social media it is more tempting to believe that our views are the truth, because we are only exposed to opposite views in small doses.”And, says Steinfeld, confirmation bias affects not just the sources we seek out for news and information, but those we’re most likely to listen to and share.“It's just more common that the people in our network tend to agree with us on the big issues - like gun control, abortion rights, immigration, and so on.The video also touches on the intersection influence of adaptation and mimicry, the techniques employed in transplanting the same material to different artistic mediums, and why we are compelled to adapt the work of others in the first place.There is (thankfully) no mention of Spike Lee’s garish 2013 remake here, just an insightful look at the source material’s rich well of inspiration that should send any “Oldboy” fan over the moon. So the discourse on these topics is more likely to be pretty one-sided within a person's social network,” he cautions.Just hours after news began to circulate of the murder of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, millions of flame-filled arguments and accusations filled social networks of all sorts, all the while millions of others posted messages of condolence, support and love for all those touched by the shootings.Applications for University of California and California State University campuses are due November 30.Anxiety is at an all-time high for students as they tackle one of their applications’ greatest challenges–one I know too well–the personal statement.