principle that predates Ackerman and gives a deeper meaning to Bleak House. Call it Guillermo del Toro’s cabinet of curiosities. After all, everything surrounding. The Hardcover of the Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions by Guillermo del Toro, Marc. If you like Guillermo del Toro’s films, heard of his Bleak House but have never seen what’s inside, or just admire his sense and sensibilities, this.
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Even if you’re not a fan, you should borrow this from your local library, flip through the pages, and let your mind be sucked into his world. Much of this is echoed by others. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of curiksities personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions.
Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions
They are based in Asia but ship curioskties. The final section shows pages from unfinished projects, including ideas for At the Mountains of Madness, a project that was supposed to be produced by James Cameron and star Tom Cruise but financing fell through.
The hardcover is nicely embossed to make it feel like a wooden bookshelf. Limited edition is available at: When this book came in the mail, I was almost stunned by its size.
Skip to main content. And that is certainly not a complaint, either.
Feb 03, Eric Hart rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read it from cover to cover since I am a fairly curiositiea del Toro fan and enjoyed it a lot. Feb 04, Robert rated it it was amazing. Published October 29th by Harper Design first published I would spend hours looking over the pictures.
It will, even to a serious fan, at times feel tedious. Open Preview See a Problem? The result isn’t just the best film book ofbut the finest of its kind in many years. Del Toro is more than a filmmaker, he’s a unique artist. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, criosities lovers and more. It’s a combination of seeing his doodles and reading his words that make this such a great collection.
InDel Toro released his debut novel, The Strainco-authored with Chuck Hoganas the first part of The Strain Trilogyan apocalyptic horror series featuring vampires. The first part shows off the amazing collection of items found in his man cave, also known as Bleak House. A fascinating look into one of the most creative guys to roll through Hollywood in ages. A lot of time is spent, understandably, on the Hellboy franchise and Blade IIwith a little less time and focus on some of his other films.
Deluxe in size, Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: He’s the toto thing since sliced bread AND the second coming. Though probably no one is as crazy or as vulgar as Jodorowsky.
Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions by Guillermo del Toro
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You’ll gain much more if you’ve watched the movies, although that is not totally necessary, but highly recommended. An awesome insight into the workings of one of the most creative minds in the business. In this section, GDT also talks about his graphic inspirations, on how he read paintings, analyse films, explains his techniques of storytelling and his idea incubating notebooks. Mike Mignola talks of their collaborations on Blade II and the Hellboy movies, Ron Perlman tells of how del Toro persuaded him to take on a part in Spanish in Cronoswhich led to bigger things and resurrected his career.
Watching the Making Of and other featurettes lets me get into the minds of the directors and other creative forces behind these productions and see where their inspirations come from. I wish there had been more photographs from Bleak House, because I just want to live there.
Return to Book Page. When I heard about this book, however, I knew I had to get my paws on it. Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: To ask other readers questions about Cabinet of Curiositiesplease sign up.
I’m not a fan of either of them, but they both play significant parts in del Toro’s career, so whatever. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book is for fans of Guillermo del Toro, and those who wish to find out more about what his thinking process is while he is gathering ideas for his films.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities : My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions
Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of ddel In this book, the director claims he thought it was unfair for that film to get an R-rating. My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions. When you buy from those affiliate links, I earn some commissions at no extra cost to you. It’s a tour of sorts through Bleak House, del Toro’s second home and studio. Everything there has a story, some of which are detailed here in the book, but I want moredammit.
Jan 21, Clarissa rated it really liked it. A tour within the mind of one of the great visionary film makers of our time. Author MSZ managed to elicit lots of interesting bits of information with thoughtful questions. So of course, seeing his little sketches and scratches and scrawls was a visual delight for me.