Sunday, February 11, 2007

El Laberinto Del Fauno

We're up to our eyeballs in work, so that's why there's been a lack of posts.

We finally confirmed that we'll be able to film a Task Force Meeting in a Senate Building and Steve and I are heading to D.C. this week to do it.

Pretty much everyone is sick, too.

So, posts are light at the moment.

But I just wanted to stop by and let everyone know that I caught Pan's Labyrinth again and it is a thing of beauty. It was much more heart-breaking the second time around, knowing what fate had in store for each of the characters, particularly Ofelia.

And I was struck at the level of detail and care that Del Toro puts into each and every shot. For example, and these are spoilers, when Ofelia opens the book and blood comes pouring out right before her mother has complications with the baby, it's no accident that the blood flows in the shape of a uterus. And when Ofelia stops at the Pale Man's table to eat grapes, it's no accident that the platter is filled with pomegranates, which have particular echoes of significance in that situation.

It's just heartwarming to see that level of care and detail poured into a film.

When somebody takes such painstaking steps to make something so believable, you know that it will probably be of top quality.

1 comment:

Peter said...

> "When somebody takes such painstaking steps to make something so believable, you know that it will probably be of quality."

One of those words probably doesn't belong.

: )