Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lesson 2: Novelty, Creativity, Innovation and Invention

Class Exercise: Creating Image of Public Figure

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro Gómez; born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican director, producer, screenwriter and designer. He is mostly known for his acclaimed films, Pan's Labyrinth and theHellboy film franchise. He is a frequent collaborator with Ron Perlman, Federico Luppi and Doug Jones. His films draw heavily on sources as diverse as weird fiction, fantasy and war.

Guillermo del Toro has directed a wide variety of films, from action hero comic book adaptations (Hellboy and Blade II) to historical fantasy and horror films, two of which are set in Spain in the context of the Spanish Civil War under the authoritarian rule of Francisco Franco. These two films, El espinazo del diablo (The Devil's Backbone) and El laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth), are among his most critically acclaimed works. They share similar settings, protagonists (young children), and themes (including the relationship between fantasy/horror and the struggle to live under authoritarian or dictatorial rule) with the 1973 Spanish film The Spirit of the Beehive, widely considered to be the finest Spanish film of the 1970s.

One of his best movie, Pan's Labyrinth movie poster

This is the link for Pan's Labyrinth Official Website:

The others movie production of Guillermo del Toro:
Mimic (1997)
Hellboy (2004)


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