you know what I really love about the shape of water already?
Eliza is referred to as “the princess without a voice”. it could’ve been so easy for them to cast a young, conventionally attractive, starlet so as to play up to the “fairytale” thing.
but they didn’t. I’m not saying Sally Hawkins isn’t attractive, I think she’s beautiful. but she doesn’t look like people’s typical idea of a “princess”, especially with how she’s presented in the movie; she looks exceptionally plain and normal. she looks like a normal woman and not some ethereal goddess. I dunno it just feels really refreshing.
“My Dear Americans, The film you are about to see is a biopic of my life. The events take place, not so long ago, in a proud land called Wales. Wales is next to England, a country you pretend to treat as an equal. My homeland has produced Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Jones and some other people. You have not yet invaded my country and for this I thank you. Submarine is an important film. Watch it with respect. Fond regards from your protagonist, Oliver Tate.”
The trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s newest film The Shape of Water dropped today and I urge you all to see it and support it. It’s a dark fairytale about a mute woman who forms a connection with a humanoid sea creature that’s being studied in a lab.
It’s set during the Cold War and stars Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer, with Sally Hawkins as the lead. Doug Jones is also in it! (I assume he’ll be playing the creature)
Movies like these tend to flop because people don’t care about original inventive films even though they say they do. Del Toro is a true artist and god of cinema and needs continued support, especially from the American fans.
“I remind myself I was lucky to have had any time with him at all. What I’m not sure about is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time.”
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins and Doug Jones.
I have immense trust in del Toro. If he makes something, I’ll be there. This looks beautiful, original and different. It hasn’t come with as much hype as ‘Crimson Peak’ and I think that’s for the best.