Happy Birthday, Guillermo del Toro, born 9 October 1964
- The point of being over 40 is to fulfil the desires you’ve been harbouring since you were 7.
- I think there is a very quiet power in things that are not on screen.
- There is beautiful in the grotesque.
- If you get bored with nothing to do, you are not a writer.
- Genius is the true mystery, and at its edge—the abyss.
- But I think we are seeing a resurgence of the graphic ghost story like The Others, Devil’s Backbone and The Sixth Sense. It is a return to more gothic atmospheric ghost storytelling.
Del Toro is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. Del Toro’s film credits include The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Pacific Rim. His novels include The Strain, The Night Eternal, The Fall, and The Monsters of Hellboy II.
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