Tuesday, October 13, 2015

'Crimson Peak' Q & A: Guillermo del Toro's Sumptuous Period Thriller (VIDEO)

Del Toro "wanted to create a really classical lush lavish gothic romance," he said, in the vein of Hitchcock's "Rebecca." "It hasn't been done in a while, there are always female-centric movies that have very strong protagonists... Many times in some of these movies the girl ends up a damsel in distress. I wanted to create a tale that's a classical straight gothic romance but certain twists are a little more gender liberated, a little more about being yourself. I'm conscious about this with two daughters, we live in a world with a secret gender war. As storytellers it's our duty to take these great genres and retell them." The filmmaker provided the...

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