The Shape Of Water – Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review

Posted By yonghow on January 24th, 2018

The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review

The Shape of Water : Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times dives into the art and making of visionary director Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War Era science fiction tale.

Highlighted with inserts of the director’s own production sketches/notes throughout the book, this volume charts the entire filmmaking process, from development to design and finally filming, complete with plenty of production stills, select storyboards, conceptual art work and more.

The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review

As with any of the director’s past films, the production and set designs are always meticulous and incredibly detailed. I posted this particular observation on my twitter feed, and got a like from Guillermo del Toro himself –

The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review

(above & below) This book also features plenty of art work by Del Toro’s long time creative collaborator Guy Davis ( BPRD ), including a stunning mural found in the film that is amazing homage to the Russian fairytale artist Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin.

The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review
The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review

The Shape Of Water is one of my favourite films from 2017. This superb art/making of book is a great companion to the movie, highlighting the amazing art and film craft going on behind the scenes. My highest recommendations.

I also highly recommend another book on Guillermo del Toro – Cabinet Of Curiosities, featuring his sketches.

“The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times″ book details :

– Dimensions – 9.2 x 0.9 x 11 inches
– Hard cover, 160 pages
– Full color

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One Response to “The Shape Of Water – Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times Book Review”

DISTRAKT

A modern day twist on the classic Creature from the Black Lagoon. Really enjoyed this film

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