Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Culture Show: Guillermo del Toro Interview

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Guillermo del Toro, creator of many horror genre films gave an interesting interview on "The Culture Show" It's worth watching if you are interested in the "mind" that is driven to create fictional horror tales.
He speaks of an encounter with a ghostly relative at an early age and that led me to wonder whether this experience, that is by no means unique to him, acts as a catalyst that shapes and controls the future life -path for those who have been touched by a similar experience
Obviously one can attribute many factors to the development of an adult. Their nurture, nature and their personal experiences. Genetic make-up is today, more than ever, offered as a major controlling element in our personality design. I wonder whether there is a gene, as yet not discovered, that allows us to see "ghosts" or elements that others don't see?

The same show highlights Punchdrunk Theatre Company "It felt like a Kiss" Set in Manchester this is being hailed as one of the most exciting and terrifying art experiences of the 21st century - a walk through house of horrors completely based on audience participation......the individuals approach and reaction to fear. The film critic, Mark Kermode, visits the experience and states that he's always been interested in the horror genre. Join us Mark and really "test" your inner fears!

Although I have no opinion on the show's content I found the "hype" concerning this show which runs for a couple of weeks, wickedly amusing. Haunting Breaks have been offering this experience for some years now. Perhaps this is the case of art imitating life?

Films worth watching: The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, The Orphanage
Films to look our for: The Hobbit

Independent Interview
Del Toro joins vampire invasion of the bookshops

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