Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone by Matt Zoller SeitzGuillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone by Matt Zoller Seitz

Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone

byMatt Zoller Seitz, Simon AbramsIntroduction byMatt Zoller del Toro

Hardcover | November 28, 2017

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Explore the creation ofGuillermo del Toro's early masterpiece through this visually stunning andinsightful look at the spine-chilling classic.
Released in 2001, Guillermodel Toro's The Devil's Backbone announced the director as a singulartalent with a unique ability to mix the macabre with the sublime. A spiritualcompanion piece to his Oscar-winning Pan's Labyrinth (2006), the filmshares similar themes and is also set against the backdrop of the Spanish CivilWar, a brutal conflict that turned ordinary men into monsters.

Through a series ofin-depth and extremely candid interviews with the director, this deluxe volumenot only explores the shooting of the film but also delves into a range of othertopics with del Toro, including his influences, his uniquely nuanced approach tofilmmaking, and the traumatic personal events that colored the creation ofThe Devil's Backbone.

The book also draws oninterviews with key contributors in the film's creation, includingcinematographer Guillermo Navarro and composer Javier Navarrete, to give readersan exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how this gothic horror masterpiece wascrafted. Featuring a wealth of exquisite concept art and rare unit photography,Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone is the ultimatebehind-the-scenes look at an unforgettable Spanish-languageclassic.

Matt Zoller Seitz is the editor-in-chief of, the TV critic for New York Magazine, the author of The Wes Anderson Collection and The Oliver Stone Experience, and the co-author of TV (The Book). He is based in New York City. Simon Abrams is a New York–based film critic and regular contributor to the Village Voice, RogerEbe...
Title:Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's BackboneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 11 × 9.25 × 0.8 inPublished:November 28, 2017Publisher:Insight EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:168383108X

ISBN - 13:9781683831082