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SF360: The Orphanage adopts a creature with “The Host”

SF360: The Orphanage adopts a creature with "The Host"

At last year’s Cannes Film Festival–where Bong Joon-ho‘s “The Host” got a big boost from the New York Times‘ enthusiasm–Mike DeAngelo at Nerve wrote that “the first appearance of the monster ranks among the most thrilling and imaginative action sequences in recent memory.” DeAngelo was speaking of course about “scene RB06,” which is how The Orphanage‘s animation supervisor Webster Colcord and visual effects producer Arin Scott Finger coin the early reveal rampage on the Han riverbank. In an interview with the two of them held at The Orphanage in [San Francisco’s] Presidio last week, they advised that RB06 was one of the first scenes they worked on and, ultimately, the last: “the infamous, hardest shot, that usually takes forever,” but which they delivered to director Bong on time and under budget. Michael Guillen reports.

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