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Hitchcock (Spanish) Perfect Paperback – 2008


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  • Perfect Paperback
  • Publisher: EDITORIAL ESPASA CALPE, S.A (2008)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8467030127
  • ISBN-13: 978-8467030129
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,690,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1964, Guillermo Del Toro displayed rare filmmaking talent from an earlier age. A film prodigy dedicated to Latin American cinema, he soon earned a place on Time magazine's list of "50 Young Leaders for the New Millenium." After executive producing his first feature at age 22, he worked as a special effects make-up designer for several years before forming his own company, Necropia. In 1993, Del Toro made his feature directorial debut with the film Cronos, which went on to win multiple awards, including the Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and eight of his country's academy awards. In the wake of that success he made his first foray into Hollywood filmmaking with Mimic (1997) starring Mira Sorvino. He returned to his native Mexico in 2001 to make The Devil's Backbone, a chilling ghost story set during the Spanish Civil War, a time period he revisited in 2006 in his masterpiece, Pan's Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards. He has also directed several successful comic-book inspired films such as Blade II, Hellboy I, and Hellboy II. He will direct two films based on THE HOBBIT, to be produced by Peter Jackson.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Manny on January 30, 2013
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Many film fans are not aware of Guillermo Del Toro's work when he was still living in Guadalajara, Mexico. This nice, newer publication presents an extensive study of Hitchcock's cinema legacy but also demonstrates Del Toro's knowledge and appreciation of classic cinema history. Del Toro reminds the reader he's capable of being more than just the writer and director of the Hellboy movies. Indeed, this book is a rarity. I don't recall of any other Mexican authors (artists, critics or directors) to have an extensive written work on Alfred Hitchcock films?

Okay, in case it's not clear, yes the book is written in Spanish.

If you're not bilingual and bi-literate this Spanish language edition is a tough sell for you. Hopefully, someday he'll get around to translating it for the English language market. However, if you follow his career whatsoever, he's a really busy guy right now. Maybe one of his "people" or the publisher will do an English translation? (I'd translate this great book if he or the publisher hired me.) Anyway, I do recommend it to those who can enjoy it. Bravo!
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