Talk:Bong Joon-ho

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We should include his connections to the formal Korean leftEdit

Bong Joon-ho has been affiliated officially with several progressive and socialist parties in the Republic of Korea. Given that political themes are often attributed to his movies, this seems like relevant information to include. I know his affiliation to the New Progressive Party and Democratic Labor Party both have wikipedia-grade sources in English. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.135.34.27 (talk) 21:56, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Go for it I guess. Just create a /*Personal life*/ subheader after /*Career*/ and insert it there. — BriefEdits (talk) 22:10, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Requested move 13 February 2020Edit

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: No consensus. (non-admin closure) Cwmhiraeth (talk) 14:16, 20 February 2020 (UTC)



Bong Joon-hoBong Joon Ho – There should not be a hyphen. ScottSullivan1 (talk) 06:21, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Oppose. That's how Korean names are written. El Millo (talk) 15:57, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • WP:NCKOREAN states: Koreans variously spell two-syllable given names as a joined word or separated by a hyphen or a space, with the second syllable occasionally capitalized. If there is no personal preference, and no established English spelling, hyphenate the syllables, with only the first syllable capitalized (e.g., Hong Gil-dong). Media sources seem to be mixed, and I don't know if there's a personal preference. BegbertBiggs (talk) 19:15, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • On his recent Reddit AMA he spelled his name Bong Joon Ho. Not sure how authoritative that may be because I can't find social media he uses with his name. --Jeanjung212 (talk) 19:51, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The hyphen is standard for Korean names and many of the references for this article use it. See Chosun Ilbo, Korea's top newspaper. Colin Gerhard (talk) 08:12, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support The Reddit AMA he did is authoritative evidence that he prefers the spelling of Bong Joon Ho. Ganymede94 (talk) 02:13, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • If people can decide for us what pronoun they prefer to be called by (and Wikipedia has to follow that preference), shouldn't they be able to have a preference for how their name is spelled? Many Japanese and Korean people prefer to use their family name last and Wikipedia (generally) follows that. Whitey1138 (talk) 03:52, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
    • I am against the personal preference approach. Should some Wikipedian call around and ask subjects what hyphens, pronouns, and name order they like? That's not our responsibility, and it's just asking for trouble. What if someone sends us a message that says they want the middle letter of their family name capitalized, or something ridiculous like that? Let's follow the published sources, apply relevant rules, and use common sense. Colin Gerhard (talk) 06:01, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose. He may not be sensitive to this hyphen/space issue. Unless he expresses disapproval of the form with a hyphen ("Joon-ho") and states that the form with a space ("Joon Ho") must be used, stick to the form with a hyphen, as it complies with Wikipedia's relevant style guide (see the above comment by BegbertBiggs). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.116.174.137 (talk) 06:24, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose No hyphen according to whom exactly? The Joon-ho page basically have all "Joon-ho"'s spelled with the hyphen. – BriefEdits (talk) 23:31, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Looking at reliable sources, they seem fairly split on whether they hyphenate or not. That being the case, with no predominant style, we go with our house style, which is to hyphenate per the above points. His own preference only matters if it's actively and reliably sourced the he explicitly prefers that style, not just gleaned from looking at Twitter or whatever.  — Amakuru (talk) 20:31, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

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