Guillermo del Toro

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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 create a romance film set in a haunted castle? Del Toro sets out to create a gothic romance complimented with shades of horror. Therefore, when you judge it as a gothic romance, you have one hell of a film. Many of the elements in this film will prove to you that this movie is in fact a member of the gothic romance genre. To get a sense of the story, after Edith’s father is brutally murdered, Edith and Thomas marry and return to his home in England. They arrive at Allerdale Hall, Sir Thomas’s rickety mansion, which sits atop a red clay mine thus giving it the name Crimson Peak. As seen in the clip provided, Edith describes the house with such grandeur causing her to say “goodness, how many rooms are there?”, after which she is introduced to the decay and rubble as…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vampires Never Die: Guillermo Del Toro And Chuck Hogan

    Summary analysis 2 In the article “Vampires Never Die” Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan discuss how the tale of vampires were born, also explaining how monsters are used to remind us that we have no control over our bodies, or souls. The authors begin by explaining how the tale of a vampire was made in a competition between Mary Godwin and John William Polidori. Mary came up with the story of Dr. Frankenstein, while John made a tale about a creature who lived for eternity (292). He then begins…

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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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  • 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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