Here’s another article from my weekly column over at THAT MOMENT IN, the one stop geek spot… now expanded with Phase II including video games and books.
This edition of CINEMA REMEMBERED deconstructus the interpretive elements of Guillermo Del Toro’s masterpiece, PAN’S LABYRINTH.
THIS WEEK:Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). Set in 1944 Spain, this dark and twisted fairy tale follows a little girl in a world at war. She escapes into a mysterious and fantastic underworld filled with mythical creatures.
HOW IT STARTS: A young girl plays in a dense forest, when she discovers a strange looking creature buzzing around and enters her own fairy tale.
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THE PREFACE:Guillermo del Toro is a master of visual filmmaking. He infuses his imagery with so much atmosphere and intricate design work. Del Toro films transport you to another world. This concept is paralleled in the fairy tale story of Pan’s Labyrinth. A little girl uses her imagination to escape the horrors of war and get transported to another world.
Del Toro carefully balances the interpretive elements. What really happens in this story is up to the individual viewer. Did the little girl really…
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