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Guillermo del Toro : Film as Alchemic Art (Paperback) (Keith Mcdonald & Roger Clark)

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A critical exploration of one of the most exciting, original and influential figures to emerge in contemporary film,Guillermo del Toro: Film as Alchemic Artis 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 asPan'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.
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 asPan'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.
Number of Pages: 233.0
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / Direction + Production
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Keith Mcdonald & Roger Clark
Language: English
Street Date: August 27, 2015
TCIN: 21472051
UPC: 9781501308611
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-8061

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