Sunday, June 30, 2013
Guillermo del Toro Retrospective: THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE
The Devil's Backbone
Starring: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Inigo Garces
After an enormously crushing experience with Mimic, Guillermo del Toro returns to Mexico to make what he considers one of his most personal projects, The Devil's Backbone. He had thought his days as a big Hollywood director, and his chance to put his fingerprints on it, were likely over. Not that the opportunities weren't present, but that he himself was not willing to put all the weight of dealing with a big studio production and dealing with the suits on his shoulders again. Strangely enough, going back to Mexico would gain him more notoriety as a young and upcoming visionary master. The door to Hollywood would instantly open back up after this film became incredibly acclaimed by those viewing it in 2001.
Following the success of The Devil's Backbone, Guillermo is lured back to the bright lights of Hollywood to direct not only his first franchise picture but also his first comic book movie. But The Devil's Backbone would not be his last return to he Mexican well just yet.
Next Time: Blade II