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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His films draw heavily on sources as diverse as weird fiction, fantasy, horror, and war.
Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions
It’s a collection of excerpts from his work notebooks, all of his sketches, ideas, thoughts, questions, and dreams for movies he’s currently working on and ones he hopes to accomplish in the future. Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others. Quotes from Cabinet of Curios There’s also a limited edition. Well worth the read. My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions.
Peeking into his notebooks is entertaining to no end with all of the drawings which populate his notes and help him ultimately flesh his movie ideas into shape.
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The reason for raising this here is that this book reminds me very much of that mansion. Just a cool, weird dude. Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others. To the young del Toro it was a revelation and an inspiration. Includes some material from unmade projects such as At the Mountains of Madness. GDT says the notebooks are for his daughters, but they only draw manga style and find his drawings reprehensible and horrible.
Contact You can reach me here. The look inside Bleak House, basically his creative control ccuriosities, where he houses room upon room of fantasy and horror memorabilia is almost sensory overload for a geek like me. Five projects are mentioned with each taking two pages.
So I stopped reading. Everything there has a story, some of which are detailed here in the book, but I want moredammit.
The first part shows off the amazing collection of items found in his man cave, also known as Bleak House. Still, Curiostiies did appreciate the bit at the end that involved talk of his unfinished works, all of which I hope one day see the light day of day.
Though probably no one is as crazy or as vulgar as Jodorowsky.
The second section which is by far the longest goes through his notebooks as they reveal ideas and designs for his movies. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
It goes beyond just talking about his work and shows how much hard work and dedication goes guilleermo the creation of some of cinema’s most beautiful moments.
Strange, Beautiful Images from Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’
Some of the guillermk are designed to inspire his creativity and he does work at the house too. I only really envy rich people when they actually spend their money on cool shit that makes them happy and productive and inspired, instead of on, like, blow and Kangol hats and American college students to torture, or whatever it is rich people typically buy.
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However, I had never seen del Toro’s earlier directorial efforts, so I took the opportunity in reading through this book to watch or re-watch each of the movies along with reading the related chapters. It is my one dying wish after all those other wishes, especially since this book only shows just enough of the house to make you yearn and salivate.
He’s also kept notebooks where he scribbles down ideas, sketches interesting items, and draws images he might use in his cugiosities. 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. Nov 17, Alisa Kester rated it it was amazing Shelves: The result isn’t just the best film book ofbut the finest of it I honestly didn’t think I could be more of a Guillermo del Toro fan than I already was.
If you have t I have had a deep and abiding love for Guillermo del Toro ‘s work ever since seeing Blade II and my admiration for the man as a director has only increased after seeing both the Hellboy movies tlro Pan’s Labyrinth arguably one of the greatest pieces of cinema ever committed to film!
Feb 07, Erik rated it really liked it Shelves: If you like any or all of that sort of stuff, check this out, even if you haven’t seen all of his movies. The guillemo part, though, is getting to view his notebooks over the years, which are way too beautiful for me to cheap up by posting a couple of pictures from my shitty phone. Reviews Movie Clips Interviews. It’s a tour of sorts through Bleak House, del Toro’s second home and studio. An awesome insight into the workings of one of the most creative minds in the business.
I have had a deep and abiding love for Guillermo del Toro ‘s work ever since seeing Blade II and my admiration caginet the man as a director has only increased after seeing both the Hellboy movies and Pan’s Labyrinth arguably one of the greatest pieces of cinema ever committed to film!
Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions by Guillermo del Toro
When you buy from those affiliate links, I earn some commissions at no extra cost to you. I read it from cover to cover since I am a fairly avid del Toro fan and enjoyed it a lot. When I heard about this book, however, I knew I had to get my paws on it.
Nov 05, Matthew Baker rated it it was amazing. Coincidentally, one of those visitors to the Ackermansion was a young Guillermo del Toro.