Pan’s Labyrinth: Inside the Creation of a Modern Fairytale

pans-labyrinthTitle: Pan’s Labyrinth: Inside the Creation of a Modern Fairytale

Authors: Mark Cotta Vaz, Nick Nunziata, foreword by Guillermo Del Toro

Themes: Fairytale, Horror, Film, Cinema

Rating: 4/5

Apologies for the delay with this review. I’ve been really busy with work and travelling for Christmas, but here we are finally in 2017! There are plenty of books I’m looking forward to this year, namely The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon which is published next month, so look out for my review!

I have yet to meet someone who has seen Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ and disliked it. Over the years, I have introduced many people to this gem of a film, and it’s always received rave reviews. The Spanish film ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, written, directed and produced by Del Toro, is a fantasy/sci-fi film released in 2006.

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In honour of it’s tenth anniversary, I have been asked to review this spectacular book which allows readers to step behind the scenes for the first time, and explore the making of the film.

It is beautifully illustrated with shots from the movie, pull out sketches and drawings and plenty of behind-the-scenes information on the casting, costume and set design. This would also be a fantastic book for anyone studying film at college or university, looking at film production. It goes into detail about the funding and process of idea to script to film.20161030_162149

This beautiful book is a great gift idea for any fan of the film, or anyone interested in media.Packed full of trade secrets, stunning photography and notes from the director, Pan’s Labyrinth: Inside the Creation of a Modern Fairytale is not to be missed.

 

 

 

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