Sunday, February 13, 2011
Next marathon: The filmography Guillermo del Toro
Phew, the Forgotten Film Noir marathon sort of came and went. I myself did not know it would require so little time, but I had so much fun watching the films and writing about them that instead of have the marathon sprawl out a little bit, we performed our own little blitzkrieg. What was that, like a week and a half? Thanks to those who read the reviews and hopefully Between the Seats succeeded in pointing a few people towards some great film noir classics.
And for our next trick...Guillermo del Toro. One of the most after and busy directors working inside and out of the Hollywood system, he is regarded as somewhat of an auteur, an auteur of the horror and monster movies. But that statement only scratches the surface. His films frequently have many emotional themes lying at their core. His is a filmography splattered with devils, vampires and ghosts and, to the surprise of some, a lot of heart. I have never written any serious reviews for any Del Toro films, so this will be a first for me. There are even some entries I have yet to watch for the first time.
Cronos, Devil's Backbone, Hellboy, all those and much, much more shall be examined with our typically fine toothed comb!
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