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Films by Guillermo del Toro include 'Pan's Labyrinth,' 'Hellboy' and 'The Devil's Backbone'
Director Guillermo del Toro's films all have elements of the fantastic, whether they be based on graphic novels, as with "Hellboy," (top right) or his own fertile imagination: "Pan's Labyrinth," (left), "Hellboy," and "The Devil's Backbone," (bottom right). (Picturehouse, Egon Endrenyi/Columbia Pictures, Miguel Bracho/Sony Pictures Classics) Picturehouse, Egon Endrenyi/Columbia Pictures, Miguel Bracho/Sony Pictures Classics

A man and his monsters

Director Guillermo del Toro talks about the surreal vision he brings to 'Pan's Labyrinth'

By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / January 7, 2007

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In a hotel room in Toronto, the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro shows a reporter one of the notebooks he kept during the making of his latest movie, the critically acclaimed and wholly remarkable "Pan's Labyrinth." The pages are alive, crammed with orderly yet obsessive handwriting and full-color illustrations of phantasmagoric creatures and architecture. (Full article: 1393 words)

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