Benicio del Toro

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  • Graphic Violence In Sicario

    Sicario, a thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin, opened in theaters nationwide this week to warm reviews, as well as controversy. Sicario finds Kate Macer (Blunt), a straight-laced F.B.I. agent thrown into a world of high-intensity, life-or-death scenarions, as she ahs been recruited into a cartel-busting task force led by Matt Graver (Brolin), and associate Alejandro (Del Toro), who are at the opposite end of the personality spectrum from Macer; they are unorthodox in appearance and demeanor, and view the lines of legality and morality as blurred. Sicario is a thriller, and as the name (which translates to "hitman" or "assassin"_ implies, there is graphic violence in the film, but Sicario isn 't a shoot 'em up, blow up everything in sight kind of film. Sicario is an old-school thriller, with suspense, twists and turns, and violence as it relates to the serious subject of drug wars; and it is all done in an effort to create a film that is authentic.…

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  • Counterfactual Thinking In Pan's Labyrinth

    In Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece, “Pan’s Labyrinth”, he explores the important connection of a person and their imagination within everyday reality. Based on a fairy tale, Princess Moanna whose father is king of the underworld visits the human world where she is blinded by sunlight, which then erases her memory and becomes mortal. The setting is in Spain 1944, during the country’s Civil War. The film follows Ofelia; a young girl whose father died in the war and her pregnant mother married…

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  • Crimson Peak Film Review

    Crimson Peak by Guillermo Del Toro is a visually stunning and technical masterpiece. It has taken me a while to perceive it as that. As a viewer who has been exposed to the trailer before watching the movie, I left the theater disappointed and wanting more out of this horror movie. It wasn’t till plenty of research that I found that Crimson Peak is in fact not a horror movie. Correct, but is it any surprise that the director of Hellboy, Pan’s Labrynth, and the Devil’s Backbone, was able to…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Haiti

    Sighing deeply I locked my gaze on the sizable red dirt hill before me. A gust of dry heat hit me with a cloud of dust that burned my eyes, I cleared my throat with a small cough. Now my head fully fixated on the ground as I trekked up the hill. To trip on the rocky unbalanced road would not only be dangerous, but also thoroughly embarrassing if seen by my eighteen mission trip team members who followed behind me. This trip to Haiti was my third, I had walked this road many times before, but…

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  • Magical Realism In Pan's Labyrinth

    Within Pan’s Labyrinth it is quite simple to get enveloped into the magical story that writer and director Guillermo del Toro weaves for the occasion, as he foretells of the fantastical world, set in 1944 fascist Spain, that the young Ofelia experiences in her day to day life (Pan’s Labyrinth, Del Toro). Meanwhile, in Chocolat inspired by Joanne Harris’s novel, screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs, and directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, Hallström). Tells of the vagabonds Vianne and her…

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  • Labyrinth And Devil's Backbone: Film Analysis

    Written and directed by del Toro, Pan 's Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone focus on the innocence of children, and their interactions with the supernatural. He created a new type of horror films, which are similar in narrative and structure as they are based off of fantasy and gothic aspects. While Labyrinth mixed fairy tales with a war storyline, Devil’s Backbone replaces the fairies with ghosts. Pan 's Labyrinth concerns a little girl named Ofelia who discovers a magical faun that commands…

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  • Symbolism In Pan's Labyrinth

    Stephen King, the king of horror, attended a screening of Pan’s Labyrinth next to director Guillermo del Toro. According to Del Toro, King squirmed when the Pale Man chased Ofelia. Del Toro compared that the experience was like winning an Oscar (Davis). Guillermo Del Toro’s 2006 fantasy film Pan’s Labyrinth follows Ofelia in 1944 Francoist Spain where she discovers the magical underworld of the Faun. The film is an allegorical story, whose ending can be interpreted in different ways. This essay…

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  • Pan's Labyrinth Film Analysis

    Pans Labyrinth originally called “El laberinto del fauno” was directed Mexican born director Guillermo Del Toro known for his love of producing dark fantasy movies such as Hell boy sequel blade and the devils backbone, all which consist of dark fantasies he. Del Toro didn’t just make Pans labyrinth just because of his creative imagination but also because it represented part of his life growing up as a child. Pans Labyrinth was produced in the year 2006 but the film is set in the 1990s…

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  • El Laberinto Del Fano Film Analysis

    Mixing Fantasy and History in El Laberinto del Fuano “El Laberinto del Fuano” is a film by Guillermo Del Toro that combines fantasy with reality. Set in post-civil war Spain, the film follows the story of Ofelia, a young girl obsessed with fairy stories, who is told by a faun that she is in reality the Princess Moana of the underworld, and must complete three tasks in order to return to her kingdom. The use of fantasy in the film does not trivialise the historical standpoint, but rather…

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  • War Depicted In Pan's Labyrinth

    “You're getting older, and you'll see that life isn't like your fairy tales. The world is a cruel place. And you'll learn that, even if it hurts.” ( carmen Ofelias mom), Even if it hurts was what Ofelia discovered on her own and losing it all in the film “Pan’s Labyrinth” by Guillermo del toro . A film created to highlight the ongoing battles lived within the people of spain after the Spanish civil war. The reality of war and the magical world encountered creates a path for itself within the…

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