The Genius of Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro by Ian Nathan

Guillermo Del Toro has been one of the most unique movie directors for the past 15 years. His works have an authentic and unique feel that is rare in western cinema. Watching most of his movies has always been not just a treat for the eyes, but always has something for my mind to sink its teeth into.

Guillermo Del Toro, The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work, is a book that delves into the beginnings of Del Toro, his interests, and how he developed his aesthetic. It examines the movie's director's development, his missteps, and how he almost lost his sense of self thanks to the cutthroat environment of Hollywood.

I love how the author allowed space for the director's own words about his processes. I love reading Del Toro's words about what was going through his mind during the creation of his ideas.

The images in the book illuminate what kind of director Del Toro is. Being able to glimpse into a few pages of his actual notebook to see how he constructs his ideas in words and pictures was exciting.


This is for Del Toro's fans, both newcomers and long-time admirers. It gives an insight into what makes the director tick as well as what he considers as good movies.

Many thanks to Quarto Publishing Group for providing a review copy.


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