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

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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