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Guillermo del Toro

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'The Shape of Water' (2017), Written by Guillermo Del Toro & Vanessa Taylor

Best Original Podcast

I talked about how the delightful, fevered romance that is ‘The Shape of Water’ honors and inverts the fairytale genre—and how it might be set in the same cinematic universe as ‘Hairspray’ (2007). You’re going to learn more about fairytales than you ever wanted to know. Sorry for that! 3 films down, 392 to go.  Listen and subscribe on Spotify Subscribe to us, rate us, and review us on Apple Podcasts Follow us on Twitter @PodBestOriginal We’re also available on Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever else you listen to all your silly little shows Best Original Podcast is a proud member of Light Switch Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @LightSwitchPod, and be sure to check out the other outstanding shows we have to offer: Half Asian Half Hour, Popcorn Restaurant, Long Live King Bitch, and Want To Game Link to Ben Sachs article “The Shape of Water is wondrous, but woefully narrow-minded” Link to Emily Dickinson poem “After great pain, a formal feeling comes — (372)” Link to Jenna Marotta article “Why Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor Didn’t Speak While Writing Their Film” Link to Kate Bernheimer essay “Fairy Tale Is Form, Form Is Fairy Tale” Link to Library of Congress article “Who wrote the poem at the end of ‘The Shape of Water?’” Link to Matt Grobar article “‘The Shape Of Water’s’ Guillermo Del Toro On The ‘Biggest Missing Piece’ Co-Writer Vanessa Taylor Brought To The Table” Link to Michelle Ruiz article “In Praise of the Weird and Actually Pretty Underrated Film That Will Definitely Win at Least One Oscar This Year” Link to Sheila O’Malley review for RoberEbert.com

1hr 23mins

12 Feb 2021

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34 MMwM - Pan's Labyrinth (2006) - Guillermo Del Toro

Making Me Watch Movies

The Movie You’re Making Me Watch Today is PAN'S LABYRINTH (2006) directed by GUILLERMO DEL TORO, available on NETFLIX. •••@MMwM_podcast@anthony_eslami@goldenroad85@_schwizzyy_#makingmewatchmovies #mmwm #movie #movies #film #spotify #moviereviews #cinema #stitcher #moviebuff #cinephile #hbomax #filmcritic #filmreviews #movielover #horror #hbogo #podcast #moviecritic #moviereviewer #netflix #drama #comedy #thriller #amazonprime #hulu #disneyplus #hbo


3 Feb 2021

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14. Guillermo del Toro

Latinx Lens

In this episode of Latinx Lens Catherine and Rosa look into the filmography of Guillermo del Toro. One of the most acclaimed directors currently working in Hollywood, del Toro is responsible for the existence of many beloved films. In this episode they take a look at his first three directed feature films. CRONOS (1993) Guillermo del Toro’s directorial debut is a strong introduction into the imagination of this Oscar winning director. Follows a man who becomes obsessed with an ancient scarab that gives him youth. It’s an intriguing look of familial relationships, religious symbolism, and a bold interpretation of a monster.  THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE (2001) This second film visits a historical time in Spain. Taking place in an orphanage, this film depicts the spoils of war. A group of children who become orphans as a result of the war become frightened with the presence of a ghost roaming the area. Again, an intriguing depiction of monsters. PAN'S LABYRINTH (2006) Perhaps his most well known film that’s also critically acclaimed. Follows Ofelia post Spanish Civil war and her discovery of a fantastical magical labyrinth.  Latinx Lens Recommends: MACARIO (1960) The first Mexican film to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Foreign (International) category. Macario is a peasant who’s faced with a difficult decision when 3 deities ask him to share his food.   Please Rate, Review & Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! And make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @LatinxLens Follow Catherine on Twitter @thingscatloves & @shuffleonline Follow Rosa on Twitter and Instagram @rosasreviews Latinx Lens is part of the ShuffleOnline.net Podcast network Theme Music by David Rosen

1hr 52mins

28 Jan 2021

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Episode 87: Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" (2006) film discussed by Inside Movies Galore

Inside Movies Galore

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen as the IMG crew decide to take on Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" filmed in 2006 come join us on this fascinating mind trip of an adventure!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inside-movies-galore/support

1hr 13mins

10 Jan 2021

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#19: Guillermo del Toro Films

Film Fragments

On episode 19, Bryan welcomes Brett der Wiese to discuss their favorite films directed by Guillermo del Toro. The acclaimed Mexican filmmaker's work has been characterized by a connection to horror and fairy tales, while incorporating a visually poetic feeling towards them. His appreciation for monsters, practical special effects and religious imagery has been widely appreciated. Having tackled independent dramas like "Cronos" and "The Devil's Backbone" to blockbuster tentpoles like the "Hellboy" films and "Pacific Rim", it wasn't until 2018 when del Toro won his first Academy Award for directing the romantic fantasy "The Shape of Water". His career continues going in fascinating directions and we don't see it going sour for quite some time.FOLLOW THE SHOW:Facebook - facebook.com/FilmFragmentsTwitter - twitter.com/filmfragmentspcInstagram - www.instagram.com/filmfragmentspodcast/Anchor - anchor.fm/film-fragmentsFOLLOW BRETT:Twitter - https://twitter.com/WeZ_LUiGiBlog - http://brettroculture.blogspot.com/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 59mins

6 Nov 2020

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S1E1 - Guillermo del Toro, Monsters, and the Catholic Church

Mixed Take

Guillermo del Toro might be seen as strange but he is no stranger to Hollywood. His resume is overflowing with critical acclamation, box office success, and a cult following. In this episode, we explore how his Mexican roots and Catholic upbringing influenced his career and shaped his films.


14 Oct 2020

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No Going Back to “Normal” with Guillermo del Toro, Zack Arnold and Laine Trzinski

Hollywood, The Sequel

We don’t know yet how the entertainment industry will adapt and respond to the traumas of 2020 when production resumes full time. But from an Oscar winning director to gig workers behind the scenes, there’s broad agreement that not everything in Hollywood should return to the “good old days.”   Hollywood, The Sequel sponsors include: Korea Tourism: Visit Korea and experience delicious food, vibrant cities, and natural beauty. Please visit https://www.visitkorea.com.my/ Caltech: Cal Tech Science Exchange provides trustworthy answers, clear explanations, and fact-driven conversation on critical topics in science and technology. Please visit scienceexchange.caltech.edu 


8 Sep 2020

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The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro

Shroom Land

Welcome to Shroom Land. This week we’ll be covering The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro. We’re feeling fairly disturbed by the whole thing but maybe you’ll be less upset with it? We chat about being different, the effect of gangrene on mental status, and the massive cons of having sex with fish. EXPLICIT content. Listen at your own risk. This gets a little horrifying and pretty weird. It’s exactly what you’re looking for with our podcast. If you’re into it, please subscribe and give us five stars. We really do appreciate it! And if you want more content from us, you can follow our social media handles below or shoot us an email with some recommendations for content you think we should go over! Insta- @shroomlandpodcast Twitter- @shroomlandpod Email- shroomlandpodcast@gmail.com Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for our episode music: Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Act Two by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4472-tenebrous-brothers-carnival---act-two License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shroom-land/message


29 Jul 2020

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90: Guillermo del Toro

Post Mortem with Mick Garris

The legendary Guillermo del Toro is next on the Post Mortem slab! With fantasy and horror masterpieces such as CRONOS, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, PAN'S LABYRINTH and THE SHAPE OF WATER, del Toro has pushed the boundaries of the genres in ways no one has. He discusses his past, present, future and more!POST MORTEM WITH MICK GARRIS FANGORIA

1hr 19mins

20 May 2020

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THE DEEP CUT- Issa Lopez on the Journey of Tigers Are Not Afraid, Favorite Horror Films, and Working with Guillermo del Toro

The Outlaw Nation Podcast Network

On this episode of The Deep Cut, host John Rocha sits down to talk with legendary writer and director Issa Lopez about her 2017 horror film Tigers Are Not Afraid that has been receiving accolades and love from critics organizations and film audiences alike into 2020. She discusses what influenced her to write and make the film and why the film has taken the world by storm over these last three years. She also answers questions about what influences her as a filmmaker, where she sees this new renaissance of horror films going, her newest project with Guillermo del Toro and what genre of film she'd like to tackle next. This is one interview you do not want to miss, friends! Tigers are Not Afraid is available on DVD and DVD/ BLU-RAY STEELBOOK now!  Remember to Like and Share this video and to Subscribe to The Outlaw Nation below for more content just like this! Follow John Rocha: https://twitter.com/TheRochaSays Follow Issa Lopez: https://twitter.com/IssitaLopez Also, you can support John Rocha and The Outlaw Nation on his Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/JohnRocha

1hr 2mins

7 May 2020