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The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairytale for Troubled Times

Guillermo Del Toro Guillermo


Insight Editions

Art » Fantasy Art;
Art » Reference;
Fantasy » 19th Century;
Fantasy » Mythological Creatures, People & Places;
Media » Other Film, TV & Media;
Science Fiction » Military;
Fantasy » Monsters;
Paranormal Romance » Mythic Creatures


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Explore the art and making of Guillermo del Toro's new masterpiece, The Shape of Water, winner of the Venice Film Festival's top prize, the Golden Lion.

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water - an other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of the Cold War-era United States circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and coworker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times chronicles the entire filmmaking journey, from development to design to filming. Featuring interviews and commentary from key actors and members of the creative team, the book also showcases the amazing concept art and design work created for the film. For del Toro fans and movie lovers everywhere, it’s the perfect way to explore this exciting new movie from a master filmmaker known for his poignant storytelling and visual grandeur.

By:   Guillermo Del Toro
Foreword by:   Guillermo
Imprint:   Insight Editions
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 288mm,  Width: 242mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   1.252kg
ISBN:   9781683832256
ISBN 10:   1683832256
Series:   Shape of Water
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   December 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Gina McIntyre is a veteran entertainment journalist who has covered movies, TV, and music for the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and Entertainment Weekly. Her writing has also appeared on She lives with her husband and daughter in Riverside, Illinois.

From cover to cover, Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times is every bit as gorgeous and absorbing as the film on which it's based. McIntyre has constructed a perfect companion for fans, which provides them with a further appreciation for every facet that goes into a film production. * Broke Horror Fan * As with all Insight Editions books this thing is gorgeous from its front cover to back, but inside it's filled with handwritten notes of del Toro's, photography chronicling the designing process, the building of sets, the makeup process, and the shooting of the movie, and interviews with key creatives involved in bringing this passion project to vivid life. Long story short, if you love The Shape of Water, you will adore this book... Indeed, the chronicle here is so detailed, so intricate, that I'd venture to say this is one of my favorite making of books I've ever read. * Collider *

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