Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions

Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions by Guillermo Del Toro

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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.

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Guillermo Del Toro was born on October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara (Mexico). Already at a young age, he became interested in cinema, studied the work of such masters as James Weil, Joj Romero, Alfred Hitchcock. Studied the future director and the art of make-up and special effects, at the same time mastered the profession of a screenwriter and shot short films. At the age of 21, Guillermo Del Toro served as the executive producer of Don Erlinda and Her Son (1986), but worked as a make-up specialist for almost ten years, starting his own company, Necrotopia, in the first half of the 1980s. At the same time, he wrote scripts and was a producer of a significant number of Mexican television programs. Guillermo Del Toro`s directorial debut, the "vampire" film Chronos, received a Critics` Award at the Cannes Film Festival and bears witness to the emergence of an outstanding new name in the world of cinematography. His next film, "Mutants" ("Mimic", 1997), was filmed in the United States and...

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Guillermo Del Toro was born on October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara (Mexico). Already at a young age, he became interested in cinema, studied the work of such masters as James Weil, Joj Romero, Alfred Hitchcock. Studied the future director and the art of make-up and special effects, at the same time mastered the profession of a screenwriter and shot short films. At the age of 21, Guillermo Del Toro served as the executive producer of Don Erlinda and Her Son (1986), but worked as a make-up specialist for almost ten years, starting his own company, Necrotopia, in the first half of the 1980s. At the same time, he wrote scripts and was a producer of a significant number of Mexican television programs. Guillermo Del Toro`s directorial debut, the "vampire" film Chronos, received a Critics` Award at the Cannes Film Festival and bears witness to the emergence of an outstanding new name in the world of cinematography. His next film, "Mutants" ("Mimic", 1997), was filmed in the United States and told about the invasion of New York by mutant beetles. This picture gave the director valuable experience of working with Hollywood studios, the requirements of which, however, somewhat disappointed him. So he returned to his native Mexico, and soon filmed in Spain the film "The Devil`s Ridge" (2001), produced by Pedro and Augustin Almodovara. Masterful work with the visual range, skillful creation of a tense atmosphere, intellectual complexity and excellent acting work - this is what the critics noted, praising the director. In 2002, Guillermo Del Toro directed the big-budget film Blade II in Hollywood, starring Wesley Snipes, based on a comic book. The director currently has several projects in the works, including with such prominent figures in Hollywood as James Cameron and Francis Ford Coppola. Strain Trilogy - Strain 1. The Strain (2009) 2. The Fall (2010) 3. Eternal Night (2011)