Guillermo del Toro is one of film’s masters of innovative, imaginative films. If you’re a fan of del Toro’s films and creatures, you’ll love the new book, “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions,” by del Toro and Marc Scott Zicree.
The book is an illustrated book that presents an in-depth and intimate look inside the mind of one of Hollywood’s most creative directors. The book contains information from del Toro’s private journals and filmmaking diaries, including notes, drawings and untold creatures. Readers will be able to see never-before-seen characters, art and ideas for upcoming projects. The book also has a foreword by another legendary director–James Cameron–as well as an afterword by Tom Cruise and contributions from other fan favorites, including John Landis, Neil Gaiman, Alfonso Cuaron and others.
Here’s more about the book:
“GUILLERMO DEL TORO CABINET OF CURIOSITIES begins with a foreword by James Cameron, who writes that del Toro’s art, ‘fearlessly confronts life in all its beauty and horror. He sees with the wonder and stark terror of a child. His notebooks are a map of the subconscious, and his films doorways into the dungeons of our dreams, allowing us to confront our own individual hearts of darkness, to do battle and emerge victorious.’
The next section of the book, entitled ‘Collections,’ takes readers on a tour of Bleak House, del Toro’s ‘second home and working office, his artistic masterpiece, his cluttered attic, his pride and joy. It’s where he goes to draw and write, to recharge his batteries, to explore unfettered his creative whims.’ From there, del Toro, in a series of one-on-one interviews with Zicree that are woven throughout the book, discusses his graphic inspirations, film analysis, storytelling, his “mainstays of horror,” his idea incubators, and so much more, all alongside vibrant full-color images of the things that have inspired his unique art.
The next half of the book contains faithful reproductions of del Toro’s most elaborate illustrated notebooks. Accompanying this rich mixture of imagery, narrative explorations, and notes are further one-on-one discussions with Zicree about each of del Toro’s films, translations of del Toro’s personal blend of Spanish and English, as well as additional annotations which further elucidate the ideas and contexts that gave rise to them.”
To learn more about the book from the book trailer, embedded below. “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions” will be available Oct. 29, priced at $60.00. What do you think about this book? Give your opinions in the comments section below!