Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

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When Guillermo Del Toro was announced as the director of a big-screen adaptation of The Hobbit, Tolkien fans rejoiced.Del Toro has a marvelous way of bringing to life both the childlike and the frightful, and that story needs both. Moreover, he is a master of hand-crafted cinema. Since Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings series set a new standard for digital animation, now Del Toro would have a chance to set a new standard for elaborate puppetry and handmade special effects. (He made it clear … [Read more...]

Instead of The Hobbit…

Since the studios couldn't get their act together in time for Guillermo Del Toro to direct The Hobbit, what movie is he going to make instead? … [Read more...]

Guillermo Del Toro’s Hints About “The Hobbit”

TotalFilm has a revealing interview with Guillermo Del Toro about his two upcoming Hobbit movies. … [Read more...]

Do Del Toro’s Creatures believe in Jesus Christ?

No. But the actor who plays so many of them does. … [Read more...]

Film Forum and My Review of “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”

This is collection of reviews that I found interesting and helpful. The collection will be revised as I find more notable assessments online. Feel free to submit more reviews, or even your own, in the comments below.HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMYWith his newest fantasy, Guillermo Del Toro has earned a place at the table with Jim Henson, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and Hayao Miyazaki as one of the big screen's most imaginative inventors of new worlds. Hellboy II: The Golden Army is far … [Read more...]

Del Toro Answers “Hobbit” Questions

At MTV, Guillermo Del Toro is answering questions about The Hobbit... like this one: Q: Tolkien was a man of deep faith. Do you foresee exploring any theological or spiritual themes in making "The Hobbit" movie ? More questions and answers in Part Two here. … [Read more...]

Del Toro Wants Puppets to Invade “The Hobbit”; Plus, Andy Whitman on Great Christian Rock Albums

At Arts and Faith, Peter Chattaway comes up with two interesting links on The Hobbit.The first one is an interview, in which Del Toro says things that make me want to cheer.The only thing I will be pushing for more in these films that the other three are full animatronics and animatronic creatures enhanced with CGI, as opposed to CGI creatures themselves. We really want to take the state-of-the-art animatronics and take a leap ten years into the future with the technology we will develop … [Read more...]

It’s official: Guillermo Del Toro Will Direct "The Hobbit"

The Guardian makes the announcement. Guillermo del Toro has officially signed up to direct The Hobbit, according to reports leaking out from a film premiere in France. The Pan's Labyrinth creator will oversee a double-bill of films based on JRR Tolkien's fantasy adventure, which paved the way for The Lord of the Rings. Peter Jackson, director of the Oscar-winning Rings trilogy, will serve as executive producer. Many thanks to the near-omniscient Brendan Ribera for drawing this information from … [Read more...]

HobbitWatch – Report #3: Will Del Toro Direct “The Hobbit”?

Entertainment Weekly asks Guillermo Del Toro if he's been asked to direct The Hobbit. I've heard some rumblings, but nothing official. ... I tried my best to read Lord of the Rings, the trilogy. I could not. I could not. They were very dense. And then one day, I bought The Hobbit. I read it and I loved it. So it would be a privilege. … [Read more...]

Crosswalk’s Christian Hamaker on “Pan’s Labyrinth”

I went to see Pan's Labyrinth a second time last week, and was completely blown away. I nudged it up a notch on my Top 25 of 2006 (breaking the tie with Children of Men). And I'm considering bumping it up another step. It is magnificent.Anne (who I married partly because she has the most impressive fantasy-lit library I've ever seen, and she loves fairy tales more than almost any grownup I know) loved it too. And so did our good friend Wayne Proctor, with whom I've discussed the glories of … [Read more...]


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