Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water

Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times

Written By: Gina McIntyre, Guillermo del Toro
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From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water—an other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of the Cold War-era United States circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and coworker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.

Guillermo Del Toro's Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times chronicles the entire filmmaking journey, from development to design to filming. Featuring interviews and commentary from key actors and members of the creative team, the book also showcases the amazing concept art and design work created for the film. For del Toro fans and movie lovers everywhere, it’s the perfect way to explore this exciting new movie from a master filmmaker known for his poignant storytelling and visual grandeur.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 12/19/2017
ISBN: 9781683832256
Pages: 160
Trim Size: 9.25 x 11

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Gina McIntyre, Author: Gina McIntyre is the New York Times best-selling author of Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down. Other books include Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times, and The Art of Ready Player One. She lives with her husband and daughter in Riverside, Illinois.


Guillermo del Toro, Foreword Contributor: Guillermo del Toro is the acclaimed director of The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak. His Strain novels are international best sellers. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, dog, cat, and rat.

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