I just heard that Guillermo del Toro will be directing the new 2 part epic fantasy “The Hobbit.”
That is very exciting to me because I loved his other fantasy film, “Pan’s Labyrinth ” and I own some really nice Pan’s Labyrinth Memorabilia. After seeing it in the movies I was eager to rent the DVD when it came out, because I had a feeling that the extras would be superb.
I wasn’t disappointed. His directors dialog was voiced over the film and the insights into the making of the film were great. Things like using “images of three” throughout the film to make it related to fairy tales was one that certainly escaped me until he mentioned it. Then I could remember many shots that were constructed that way.
Another interesting implementation in the film was his use of color. Everything that took place “underground” or in fantasy were of a certain hue, while all the above ground shots had a completely different look.
There were many more symbolic considerations that were fascinating to learn about, such as the fascist in the film, being so concerned with everything being in precise order. Guillermo had him “enclosed” in many scenes and even has a oversized clock working in the background.
I am looking forward to seeing how he will handle the Hobbit story and have no doubt he will create a magnificent film.