Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions Hardcover – Oct 29 2013
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“His creature fascination and his love of the macabre shine through in this book.” (New York Times)
“This lavishly illustrated book is the ultimate coffee table book for fans of the master Mexican filmmaker.” (Fangoria)
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An intimate look into one of the most imaginative minds of this century, Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities reproduces the notes, the drawings, the untold creatures, and ideas of things to come that fill del Toro's fabled illustrated notebooks
- This book will be a visual treasure trove for del Toro fans, as readers get a look at reproductions of his actual journal pages, filled with his handwriting, illustrations, notes in Spanish and English, as well as new annotations that add context and clarity.
- Sketches, notes, and inspirations for del Toro's movies Cronos, Blade 2, Hellboy, Hellboy 2, Pan's Labyrinth, and even his upcoming 2013 movie Pacific Rim will be included.
- Co-author Marc Scott Zicree has his own following in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy world, with his Magic Time series and The Twilight Zone Companion remaining favorites among sf/f fans.
- This book includes diary entries and illustrations for the following del Toro movies, both green lit and not:
At the Mountains of Madness (as yet unmade)
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Devil’s Backbone
Don’t be Afraid of the Dark
Pacific Rim--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition. See all Product Description
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We get personal artwork from every film that Mr. del Toro has directed - "Cronos", "Mimic", "The Devil's Backbone", "Blade II", "Hellboy", "Pan's Labyrinth", "Hellboy II: The Golden Army", and "Pacific Rim". Most of these are early drawings, sketches, and storyboards - and some of it differs greatly from what appears in the finished film. There are also full-page scans from del Toro's idea journals, which includes extensive writing in both English and Spanish. I am so glad that this artwork has been made available, it shows how much time and effort goes into the designs of these movies.
Del Toro has been attached to dozens of projects, yet he has only made 8 films. So there's a lot of work that has yet to make it to the screen - fortunately, we also get a few pages of designs from some of these unfinished projects, such as "At the Mountains of Madness" and "Meat Market".
By far the best and most numerous designs come from "Pan's Labyrinth" and the two "Hellboy" movies... a lot of the book's real estate is dedicated to those films. In terms of disappointments, I would have liked to have seen more from "Pacific Rim" - there are about 10 pages or so on that movie, but oddly there are no Jaeger or Kaiju drawings.
What's NOT included in the book: most notably, del Toro spent 2+ years working on pre-production of "The Hobbit" before leaving the project. As a fan, I would have loved to see some of his artwork from Middle-Earth.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
The things in the mind of this man are unbelievable. Hollywood should just give him blank cheques to make whatever films he wants to. A true visionary.Published 8 months ago by Rovindra Harry
The gift was highly appreciated. It's a great present to offer to a Guillermo Del Toro fanPublished 24 months ago by Maxime
I really liked this book. Shares Guillermo's very interesting personality, some good stories about his life and career and some of his artistic approaches.Published on Feb. 21 2014 by Ricardo