This week, we truly start our sojourn through the work of Guillermo del Toro by looking at his Spanish-language films; Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth. We’re discussing del Toro’s infatuation with Gothic Romance, his passion for fairy tales, ghost stories, Alchemical vampirism, , symbolism, and let’s not forget his disdain for cows. Join us as we take a deep look at what makes these three early films in his filmography so important, and how they formed the foundation for the filmmaker who would come to win Best Picture and Best Director at the 2018 Oscars.
Thank you again for your patience this week! 11th hour technical failures are the utter worst, but getting 80 episodes into a podcast with nary an issue is a blessing, so we count our lucky stars this is the first time we’ve lost any material.
Tune in next week as we look at del Toro’s superhero films; Blade II, Hellboy, Hellboy II, and Pacific Rim!
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