mov: the host

I love reading, but I hate when I finish a book and there’s that empty feeling you get. It’s like you lived a life that you loved so much and it ended and now you have to find a new life, but don’t want to leave your old one. Does anybody else feel this?


book pairings:Ian O'Shea and Wanderer
from The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Was it fair that Ian would suffer? He deserved happiness if anyone did. It wasn’t fair or right or even sane. How could I do this to him?
I love you, I whispered.
Don’t say that like you’re saying goodbye.
But I had to. I, the soul called Wanderer, love you, human Ian. And that will never change, no matter what I might become. I worded it carefully, so that there would be no lie in my voice.

The Host says “screw it,” and shows its glorious monster immediately

For whatever perverse reason, Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) opted to ignore the creature-introduction playbook when he made The Host a decade ago. Bong had no interest in any of that standard misdirection. Instead, he does something so unexpected that it’s actually difficult to process for a moment if you don’t know that it’s coming. I saw The Host at Cannes, where it had its world premiere, and can attest that its very first audience was completely blindsided. Here’s the scene in which the monster first appears, which occurs less than 15 minutes into the movie.

Originally posted by madfilmstudent

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