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By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

There are times when you are in despair, because in order not to betray who you are, you don't compromise, you don't make movies that would be very lucrative or prestigious or easily understood. And yet I stay attached to the most uncanny premises. It's never been easy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I feel that your ambitions should always exceed the budget. That no matter what budget you're doing, you should be dreaming bigger than the budget you have, and then it's a matter of reigning it in to the reality. You try to make things count.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

As a first-time director, you cannot have final cut. But as a producer, you can have final cut.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Well I think effects are tools

By Anonym 16 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I say making movies is like eating a sandwich of shit. Sometimes you get more bread, sometimes less bread, but you always get shit." (Guardian interview 2006)

By Anonym 19 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Watching a movie for the first time is a flirt. Rewatching it, is a date.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Any legend, any creature, any symbol we ever stumble on, already exists in a vast cosmic reservoir where archetypes wait. Shapes looming outside our Platonic cave. We naturally believe ourselves clever and wise, so advanced, and those who came before us so naïve and simple...when all we truly do is echo the order of the universe, as it guides us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Genius is the true mystery, and at its edge--the abyss.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

You can always go back to not making any money, and then you get the freedom. And I'm going to continue doing it, because it really is a fantastic sense of liberation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

If film making is magic, there's a difference between close up magic and David Copperfield. If you're doing close up magic, which independent filmmakers do, it is a very delicate craft, interpersonal relationship, and being able to enrapture a very small audience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I love monsters. If I go to a church, I'm more interested in the gargoyles than the saints. I really don't care much about the idea of normal - that's very abstract to me. I think that perfection is practically unattainable but imperfection is right at hand. So that's why I love monsters: because they represent a side of us we should actually embrace and celebrate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

The way I see film is I think film is like going out to dinner. I feel it's a banquet. You don't want to have the same food you have at home. You want to go and eat a fantastic Chinese meal or Italian or Greek.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I would much rather see somebody bring something new to a genre than produce something that seems safe.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

You have to believe the magic to see it.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Trolls have existed on this planet for as long as humans. This is what I was told and what I translated to Tub. The first mention of them in recorded history is from ninth-century Norway, when the nefarious creatures began showing up in song, verse, and bedtime stories to keep misbehaving children in line. According to Norse folklore, trolls are one of the Dark Beings, the purest embodiments of evil, and they scurried from between the toes of Ymir, the mythic six-headed Frost Giant whose murdered body became the universe in which we live; his bones became the mountains, his teeth boulders, and so forth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I think that The Eye is a particularly Americanized take on horror

By Anonym 16 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

It was well known that she was a junk-food fiend. It was probably what kept her from the waif physique of the most popular girls. Personally I didn't care what king of saturated fats and granulated sugars were to blame for that excellent figure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

As a child that was disenfranchised from everything, and that was in a world that was the wrong size, run by the wrong people, the wrong morale and the wrong rules, I felt completely outside of that, and I wanted some measure of control, and the measure of control I found was through fear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I think that in the past, in the '50s and '60s, after the existentialists and beatniks and hippie movements, the big deal was, Don't sell out. We live in a society that by virtue of the speed we communicate and sell, everything sells. The danger is buying in; that your concern becomes success, rather than fulfillment. They're two different beasts, and my feeling is that you should seek fulfillment. You should not measure your worth in how much you have or how popular you are, but how happy you are with what you do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Survival often feels like an indignity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I think part of making movies is dealing with restrictions of freedom and budget. I'd rather deal with restrictions of budget. It's better to feel free within any budget.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I think once a Catholic, always a Catholic. You never escape. I still have Catholic guilt. It is in its basis a really powerful religion and a really strong set of beliefs. They permeate my work in many ways.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

The fairies in the ancient notion of fairies, they are not positive and cute and twinkly.They can be incredibly nasty or they can be incredibly benign. It's a really interesting mythology when you dig into it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

There are two levels of vampirism: one is the regular vampire, which is just like it has always been; and then there's the super vampires, which are a new breed we've created.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

At some point, in order to gain his identity, the kid goes "I'm not my dad" or "I'm not my mom.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Its a bit cloudy in London but people are already drinking out on the streets- God Bless the pubs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

For me, lost causes are the only ones that are worth fighting for. The other stuff is not worth fighting for.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

All art is portraiture and all art is political: those are the things that you cannot avoid. When someone sees you in your entirety for who you are, that’s the greatest act of love, because it’s granting you existence. And the rarest act of love is, like cinema, to see.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Even if one understands that what one is doing is mad, it is indeed still madness -

By Anonym 16 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

En ausencia de la luz prevalece la oscuridad

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I like John Carpenter. I like some of his films more than others

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

There are a lot of period movies where they say, 'This is a portrait of Lady Whatever.' And it's done in like a 1950s or 60s style.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I absolutely am a big Call of Duty fan. Every time a new Call of Duty comes out – I never play the games online, but I play the solo version super fast. My family knows not to interrupt me the day they come out, they know it's a sacred date for me. I think my favorite visually, of all of the Call of Duty games -- even if it's not as sassy and high tech -- is World at War because. That game has some really incredible episodes in Berlin and the Japanese fields. It's really quite arresting for me, visually, and it was very immersive. But I love Modern Warfare, too.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I don't want to move over to Beverly Hills. My goal is to make the movies I want to make and support the people I want to support. That's it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

There are men who bloom in chaos. You call them heroes or villains, depending on which side wins the war, but until the battle call they are but normal men who long for action, who lust for the opportunity to throw off the routine of their normal lives like a cocoon and come into their own. They sense a destiny larger than themselves, but only when structures collapse around them do these men become warriors.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

For horror to work, you have to be afraid. You have to keep the monster in a black and white light.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

With every movie I produce, I learn something. I watch the directors. It's like the relationship you have with your children. I'm there to learn from my daughters. They are the perfect spirits.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

The idea for me is that if the movie connects with you the way I want it to connect with you, you should be experiencing both the horror and the wonder as a child would. From a child's point of view. When we're kids, brutality registers differently than when we are adults. Because as adults, we get too used to violence.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Something warned me that what I might see would haunt me forever.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I believe, as a producer/director, your duty is to create a beautiful horror film that really resonates.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Studios look backward. Filmmakers look forward.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I love the idea of creating a sort of nuanced portrait of kids that they're not all perfect. They're kind of misfits but not in a picturesque, hip way, they're really, really kids that are not entirely great.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

for in the absence of God he had found Man. Man killing man, man helping man, both of them anonymous: the scourge and the blessing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I always thought what if you took a myth of childhood like the tooth fairy and made it a central scary thing. We did it on Hellboy and we did it on 'Don't be afraid of the dark'.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

The other thing that I started doing for myself was, I went through my diary of ideas that I keep and made sure that the translation of the comic to the movie was good.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

Hidden in every limitation lies an opportunity. And for every obstacle you face, there is a simple and perfect solution, creatively. And your work is to find it. Where it gets tough is you need to fucking find it in five minutes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

You live and die two or three times making a movie. First, you write it, and the first pivotal moment comes when you can get it made. The second is in the process of making it, when the movie reveals itself to you, its flaws and its virtues. Then the most unnerving moment is when that movie is then launched into the world. It’s like bringing your kid to the first day at school and somebody points out that it has bowlegs, it is cross-eyed, or it’s gorgeous. You feel very exposed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

I believe in man. I believe in mankind, as the worst and the best that has happened to this world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Guillermo Del Toro

For any actor to have Oliver Stone call him or her up… It’s a compliment. He expects you to be on your toes. If you’re not, he pokes at you until you react. He’s very provocative, creatively. It started like a lot of hard work, but it ended up a lot of fun.