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Guillermo del Toro : film as alchemic art

Author: Keith McDonald; Roger Clark
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical exploration of one of the most exciting, original and influential figures to emerge in contemporary film, Guillermo del Toro: Film as Alchemic Art is a major contribution to the analysis of Guillermo del Toro's cinematic output. It offers an in-depth discussion of del Toro's oeuvre and investigates key ideas, recurrent motifs and subtle links between his movies. The book explores the sources that del Toro  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDonald, Keith.
Guillermo del Toro.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2014
(DLC) 2013045230
(OCoLC)857981531
Named Person: Guillermo del Toro; Guillermo del Toro
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith McDonald; Roger Clark
ISBN: 9781441184023 1441184023
OCLC Number: 869735696
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: Influences and intertexts --
Accented fantasy and the Gothic perverse --
Fan as filmmaker --
Twisted genres: cronos and mimic --
Trauma, childhood, history: The devil's backbone and Pan's labyrinth --
Gothic superheroes: Blade II, Hellboy and Hellboy II: the golden army --
From development hell to the Pacific depths: The strain and Pacific Rim.
Responsibility: Keith McDonald and Roger Clark.

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A critical study of the work of the Mexican director and producer Guillermo del Toro.  Read more...

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