Cabinet of Curiosities

Author: Guillermo del Toro,Marc Scott Zicree

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9781781169261

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 264

View: 9916


The Mexican film director offers a glimpse into his life and creative process via his notebooks and other personal items, commentary, interview text, and annotations.

Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: Limited Edition

Author: Guillermo Del Toro,Marc Zicree

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062300447

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 4625


An intimate look into one of the most imaginative minds of this century, Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities reproduces the notes, the drawings, the untold creatures, and ideas of things to come that fill del Toro's fabled illustrated notebooks This book will be a visual treasure trove for del Toro fans, as readers get a look at reproductions of his actual journal pages, filled with his handwriting, illustrations, notes in Spanish and English, as well as new annotations that add context and clarity. Sketches, notes, and inspirations for del Toro's movies Cronos, Blade 2, Hellboy, Hellboy 2, Pan's Labyrinth, and even his upcoming 2013 movie Pacific Rim will be included. Co-author Marc Scott Zicree has his own following in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy world, with his Magic Time series and The Twilight Zone Companion remaining favorites among sf/f fans. This book includes diary entries and illustrations for the following del Toro movies, both green lit and not: Cronos At the Mountains of Madness (as yet unmade) The Count of Monte Cristo Mephisto’s Bridge Mimic The Devil’s Backbone Don’t be Afraid of the Dark Blade 2 Hellboy Pan’s Labryrinth Hellboy 2 Pacific Rim

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities

Author: Guillermo Del Toro,Marc Zicree

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062335936

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 9862


Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world's most creative visionaries. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro is himself. Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.

The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro

Author: A. Davies,D. Shaw,D. Tierney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137407840

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

View: 7954


Offering a multifaceted approach to the Mexican-born director Guillermo del Toro, this volume examines his wide-ranging oeuvre and traces the connections between his Spanish language and English language commercial and art film projects.

Guillermo Del Toro

Author: Ian Nathan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0711263280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 9444


An engaging and in-depth examination of the work of Guillermo Del Toro, one of the most revered directors working in modern cinema.

The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro

Author: John W. Morehead

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786495952

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 437


Guillermo del Toro is one of the most prolific artists working in film. His directorial work includes Cronos (1993), Mimic (1997), The Devil's Backbone (2001), Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Hellboy II (2008) and Pacific Rim (2013). He has also worked extensively as a producer, with several screenwriting credits to his name. As a novelist he coauthored The Strain Trilogy (2009-2011), which he also developed into a television series for FX in 2014. Del Toro has spoken of the "primal, spiritual function" of his art, which gives expression to his fascination with monsters, myth, archetype, metaphor, Jungian psychology, the paranormal and religion. This collection of new essays discusses cultural, religious and literary influences on del Toro's work and explores key themes of his films, including the child's experience of humanity through encounters with the monstrous.

Guillermo del Toro

Author: Keith McDonald,Roger Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441184023

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 1838


A critical exploration of one of the most exciting, original and influential figures to emerge in contemporary film, Guillermo del Toro: Film as Alchemic Art is a major contribution to the analysis of Guillermo del Toro's cinematic output. It offers an in-depth discussion of del Toro's oeuvre and investigates key ideas, recurrent motifs and subtle links between his movies. The book explores the sources that del Toro draws upon and transforms in the creation of his rich and complex body of work. These include the literary, artistic and cinematic influences on films such as Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, Cronos and Mimic, and the director's engagement with comic book culture in his two Hellboy films, Blade II and Pacific Rim. As well as offering extensive close textual analysis, the authors also consider del Toro's considerable impact on wider popular culture, including a discussion of his role as producer, ambassador for 'geek' culture and figurehead in new international cinema.

Space: 1975

Author: Robert Jeschonek,Dean Wesley Smith,Marc Scott Zicree,Ian Douglas,Craig Martelle,Peter David,Cat Rambo,Ron Collins,Blaze Ward,Annie Reed,Jim Gotaas,Mike Baron,Mark Leslie

Publisher: Robert Jeschonek

ISBN: 1736168703

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 7061


The 1970s are back! What better decade for a new anthology of space opera stories than the one that gave birth to a certain epic set long ago, in a galaxy far, far away? Every story in this new book will feature the distinctive style of the 70s, transported to thrilling new worlds, fleets, and conflicts in the farthest and most exciting reaches of the universe. Groove to tales of cosmic heroes in bellbottoms and platform shoes…alien ships like glittering mirror balls…soundtracks of gritty soul, disco, and hard rock. You'll find everything from kung fu fighting to streetwise private dicks…all souped up with incredible ray gun/rocketship action brought to sizzling life by some of the most talented scifi scribes of today and tomorrow. Blast off with this galaxy of stories by a Star Trek screenwriter, a Nebula Award winner, comic book superstars, New York Times bestsellers, indie publishing giants, and more! Buckle up for the latest dazzling adventures by Marc Scott Zicree, Dean Wesley Smith, Cat Rambo, Peter David, Ian Douglas, Robert Jeschonek, Craig Martelle, Blaze Ward, Ron Collins, Annie Reed, Mike Baron, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, and Jim Gotaas...plus an introduction by the one and only Barbara Bain, who played Dr. Helena Russell on classic 70s scifi TV series Space: 1999.

Cabinet Of Curiosities, A: The Myth, Magic And Measure Of Meteorites

Author: Martin Beech

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9811224935

Category: Science

Page: 572

View: 4573


Hurtling through the atmosphere, in a blaze of light and reverberating percussions, the arrival of a meteorite on Earth is a magical, rare, and precious sight. These characteristics have accordingly ensured a long, yet often controversial history. For all this, meteorites are cosmic messengers. They tell us about the entire history of the solar system, their story carrying us from the very earliest moments, when solid material first began to form in the solar nebula. Indeed, meteorites played a key role in the origins of Earth's oceans and the genesis of life. Meteorites additionally tell us about the origin and evolution of the asteroids, and they tell us about impacts upon the Moon as well as the volcanic history of planet Mars. Much is known about the structure and chemistry of meteorites, but for all this, they still harbor many scientific mysteries that have yet to be resolved.

Company of Wolves

Author: James Gracey

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 1911325329

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

View: 5360


Co-written by Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan and British novelist Angela Carter, and based on several short stories from Carter's collection The Bloody Chamber, The Company of Wolves (1984) is a provocative reinvention of the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Unraveling a feverish metaphor for the blossoming of a young girl’s sexuality and her subsequent loss of innocence, the film entwines symbolism and metaphor with striking visuals and grisly effects. Released in the early 1980s, a time which produced several classic werewolf films (including An American Werewolf in London and The Howling), The Company of Wolves sets itself apart from the pack with its overtly literary roots, feminist stance, and art-house leanings. The film’s narrative takes the form of a puzzle box, unfolding as dreams within dreams, and stories within stories, which lead further into the dark woods of the protagonist's psyche, as she finds herself on the cusp of womanhood. This Devil’s Advocate explores all these aspects, as well as placing the film in the context of the careers of its creators and its position as an example of the "Female Gothic."