Cabinet of Curiosities
My Notebooks, Collections, and Other ObsessionsBook - 2013
Featuring notes, drawings and untold creatures from his private journals and filmmaking diaries, this rare glimpse into one of the most imaginative minds of this century starts with an interview with the Oscar-winning director and ends with faithful reproductions of del Tor's most elaborate illustrated notebooks. 50,000 first printing.
Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world's most creative visionaries. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro is himself.
Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.
A blending of the director's notebooks and journals with production sketches, and stills, provides an intimate look at the cinematic worlds created by Guillermo del Toro.