Thursday, February 3, 2011

Monsters? Be Reasonable.

Monsters exist only if the pretense of reason exists.  Before the Age of Reason, you cannot generally claim monsters as an unnatural force.  There were dragons on the map — as much of a fact as sunrise. - Guillermo del Toro
When I read the above quote it made quite an impact on me.  And knowing it comes from one of the best creators of visual and vital monsters brought to the screen, it meant all the more.
If you haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth and can handle very intense mythical-inspired creatures along with powerful emotions and the dark behavior of people during war/conflict conditions, do yourself a favor and journey along into one of del Toro's masterpieces.  I only wish it had been called Faun's Labyrinth.  No, not to preserve the name of Peter Pan.  After all, Peter refers to the god Pan anyway.  The original title of it:  El Labertino del Fauno.  The Faun, sure, is Pan.  But as he says in the movie, he has many names.  So why not preserve the title?  I especially like the use and portrayal of fairies in it.
del Toro brought forth an amazing fairy tale for adults.

I found the quote in this article/interview in The New Yorker.

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