principle that predates Ackerman and gives a deeper meaning to Bleak House. Call it Guillermo del Toro’s cabinet of curiosities. After all, everything surrounding. The Hardcover of the Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions by Guillermo del Toro, Marc. If you like Guillermo del Toro’s films, heard of his Bleak House but have never seen what’s inside, or just admire his sense and sensibilities, this.

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After a brief thematic description of each film, subsequent pages show sketches and ideas for various creatures, tuillermo, and sets, along with some photos from the films showing the final result. Guillermo del Toro’s my favorite director mainly due to the ‘Hellboy’ films, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, the 42 steps beyond incredible ‘Pacific Rim’ and his total persistence in not letting his dream of filming “At the Mountains of Madness” die.

Reviews Movie Clips Interviews. Really, really gorgeous book, packed with photographs, sketches, and actual pages from del Toro’s fantastic notebooks. 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. Deluxe in size, Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: But my point is, this is a very specific book for a very specific sort of reader and movie-fan.

It provides wonderful insight into the working mind of a director and eclectic collector. Del Toro has collected many things through the years. Fans of Guillermo Del Toro are well aware of his notebooks. Coincidentally, one of those visitors to the Ackermansion was a young Guillermo del Toro.

An awesome insight into the workings of one of the most creative minds in the business. I have had curiositiea deep and abiding love for Guillermo del Toro ‘s work ever since seeing Blade II and my admiration for the man as a director has only increased after seeing both the Hellboy movies and Pan’s Labyrinth arguably one of the greatest pieces of cinema ever committed to film!



There was such a variety, things hidden away in every corner. Since th “Cabinet of Curiosities is a veritable smorgasbord of content for del Toro fans; intimate looks at his collections, his personal notebooks, and his process all are here for consumption as a truly unique artist opens himself to those who enjoy his work.

The last part on unfinished projects is quite brief. Peeking into his notebooks is entertaining to no end cablnet all of the drawings which populate his notes and help him ultimately flesh his movie ideas into shape. However, I was fascinated by the pictures of all the items and the rooms.

More information about text formats. I would spend hours looking over the pictures. This collection is basically a “Guillermo del Curiodities brain” collage, discussing his films, the elaborate, gorgeous notebooks he has kept throughout his career, and his mansion of a wunderkammer, or dream house, or memory room, or cabinet of curiosities. Lists with This Book. Review quote “This lavishly illustrated book is the ultimate coffee table book for fans of the master Mexican filmmaker.

He is one of my favourite directors across all genres and cwbinet book is amazing. The book does not contain anything from The Hobbit movies a project that guillerko get out of legal contentions in time for del Toro to direct because of the secrecy around the vuriosities.

It is my one dying wish after all those other wishes, especially since this book only shows just enough of the house to make you yearn and salivate.

The book is divided into three sections — his Bleak House collections, his movies and a final part on Unfinished Projects. Items could include things like animals from foreign lands, fine or mundane works of art from other cultures, etc.

Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions

I honestly didn’t think I could be more of a Guillermo del Toro fan than I already was. Jul curiositiies, Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 05, J K rated it it was amazing. It is visually stunning, gives you insight into ddl man as well as his artistic vision, and even a glimpse of some of his unfinished projects. In fact, since the internet is forever, I’ll just lay it all out: Throughout there are automatons, creepy artwork, models, severed hands and heads galore.


This is one of my favorite things. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Although, really, let’s do Lovecraft without Tom Cruise, mmmkay?

Five projects are mentioned with each taking two pages. Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.

Feb 07, Erik rated it really liked it Shelves: He’s also kept notebooks where he scribbles down ideas, sketches interesting items, and draws images he might use in his filmmaking. Lovecraft, in the hallway there’s the monster Sammael from Hellboy and many more.

Nov 05, Matthew Baker rated it it was amazing. It will, even to cabunet serious fan, at times feel tedious. The testimonials show the respect and admiration these artists have for del Toro and his works. The second section which is by far the longest goes through his notebooks as they reveal ideas and designs for his movies.

A huge bust of Frankenstein’s monster overlooks the lobby. 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.

My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions.