Director and writer Guillermo del Toro unearths decades of his film notes, sketches, and illustrations in the new book Cabinet of Curiosities. The book contains narration and kind words from his friends and colleagues Alfonso Cuarón, Neil Gaiman, and James Cameron, as well as an afterword from actor Tom Cruise. The Daily Beast conducted an interview with Guillermo del Toro and found out a bit more about his creative process and what lies within the book. Cabinet of Curiosities is available to purchase online from Amazon.
Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with ‘Cronos,’ ‘Hellboy,’ ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world’s most creative visionaries. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro is himself.
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