Quotations by Guillermo del Toro

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Born: Friday, October 9, 1964
Profession: Director
Nationality: Mexican


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.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Devil, Sense)

For Devil's Backbone I loved it but I felt very pressured but so I was neurotic on the shoot.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Devil)

For eight years I did effects for other movies until I got my movie made.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Movies, Years)

Hellboy is the first movie where both ends of the spectrum are combined.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: First)

I like actors that are good with pantomime and that can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more than through their dialogue.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Attitude, Actors)

I like John Carpenter. I like some of his films more than others.
- Guillermo del Toro

I see horror as part of legitimate film. I don't see it as an independent genre that has nothing to do with the rest of cinema.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Cinema, Film, Horror, Nothing, Rest)

I started when I was eight, doing super 8 films.
- Guillermo del Toro

I think that The Eye is a particularly Americanized take on horror.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Eye, Horror)

I think there are movies that are so gigantic that you need a second unit.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Movies)

I think there is a very quiet power in things that are not on screen.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Power, Quiet)

I was directing before I knew it was called that.
- Guillermo del Toro

I was part of a group that had a cinema club so every week we would project two or three movies on 16 or 35mm.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Movies, Cinema, Project)

I'd grab the camera and tell people what to do, and when I was 14, someone told me that it was called directing.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: People)

I'm a lapsed altar boy.
- Guillermo del Toro

In that, Blade 2 is very much like a rock concert... if it's too loud, you're too old.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Old)

It's only in modern times that we have come to glorify vampirism.
- 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.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Ideas)

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.
- Guillermo del Toro

They're getting more and more experience on what to expect, and the Hellboy audience is such a faithful and fanatic audience as I am, and you have to really be very open about what you do.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Experience, Open)

Well I think effects are tools.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Tools)

Well, the first thing is that I love monsters, I identify with monsters.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Love, First)

What happens to me is that I am first and foremost a film geek.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Film, First)

When I was a teenager there was no video in my country. Betamax came to Mexico very slowly.
- Guillermo del Toro
(Keywords: Country)







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