Guillermo Del Toro Essay
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“I’m really a freak in every place I go. I don’t quite fit in the independent scene, I don’t quite fit in the art scene, and I don’t fit in the Hollywood scene, so I’m a weird strange fat motherfucker. I’ll tell you this: I plan to stay that way, because there is something to be said… I think when you get comfortable, you start growing old. You are doing something wrong. ” (In Conversation with Jon Favreau) Guillermo Del Toro a great film director that does what he feels is right.
Beginning with his great knowledge on makeup effects, his love for comic book, and Guillermo Del Toro is great at doing makeup effects. He learned makeup and effects from Dick Smith. “A fan of such horror masters as James Whale, Mario Bava, George A. Romero, Alfred Hitchcock, and the work of Britain’s Hammer Films, Del Toro learned about makeup and effects from The Exorcist’s Dick Smith as well as studying screenwriting and making Super-8, 16 mm, and 35 mm short films.
” (Bozzola) Del Toro loved and still loves horror movies.
Because of his great love for horror he worked as a special effect makeup director and created his own company. “…Del Toro initially spent almost a decade as a makeup supervisor, forming his own company, Necropia, in the early ’80s. ” (Bozzola) After the movie cronos, Necropia closed because there was not enough work. But we can see his great work with makeup effects in Pan’s Labyrinth. I think that want he wanted to make people think with monsters like the pale man and Pan, were job of a child.
He wanted something simple and beautiful that could look evil but at the same time something that was beautiful. For example Pan is beautiful but at the same time he is someone that a child wouldn’t know if it’s trustable. While pale man doesn’t have eyes in his face. He is simple and he puts his eyes in his hands which make him scary and not trustable. We can also see great makeup work in most of her movies especially in the devils backbone, Hellboy I and Hellboy II.