English (Film Task Speech)

English (Film Task Speech) - Speech Intro: Qu sucede cuando...

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Speech Intro: ¿Qué sucede cuando la fantasía cree que es real? What happens when make believe believes its real? Pans Labyrinth, a film that presents a world in which violent, fearsome stifling reality coexist with a realm that, though perhaps equally violent and fearsome, is anything but stifling. This magnificent piece, based in Spain, 1944, interweaves its content of historical culture with a dark demonic yet beautiful fantasy. Mexican, Academy Award Nominee Director, Guillermo Del Toro, exerts one’s power to successfully create an interweavement of wonderment and horror, while displaying the diversity of the Spanish culture. The films itself, being so exotically complex and unique, in which it immediately educates us, providing a different perspective also capturing its viewers though the use of suspense and tension, undeniably deserves to be embraced at the Brisbane Film Festival by fellow Australians. Guillermo Del Toro, is an Academy award nominated Mexican director, born October 9th 1964 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He studied at the Instituro de Caiencias, University of Guadalajara, at eight years old his future in film industry began as he studied special effects with artist Dick Smith, from there his film talents were recognizable and his career progressed. Del Toro has directed a wide variety of films, but one in particular that resembles Pans Labyrinth, The Devils Backbone, as they share similar, settings, themes, including the weaving between reality and fantasy, outrageous designs in the creation of the “monsters” (such as Hellboy) and the relevance to Spanish history. In both of these films, it has Guillermo’s stated fetish of insects, clockwork, dark places and unnatural beings, more so in El Laberinto del Fauno (Pans Labyrinth). Throughout the film, Del Toro quilted the film in three’s, such as three tasks, three fairies, three doors and so fourth, this was intentionally done as to evoke a larger sense of fairy tales and mythological traditions. The fantasies origins came from a Catholic myth, due to Guillermo being Roman Catholic, and were developed from that and his own childhood stories. To show his dedication and commitment, for the film to become realized he gave up his entire salary, including back-end points.
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Plot: Pan's Labyrinth takes place in Spain in May and June, 1944, after the Spanish Civil War, during the Franquist repression. Also present is the main character Ofelia's fantasy world which centres on an overgrown abandoned labyrinth. Ofelia's stepfather, the Falangist Captain Vidal, viciously hunts the Spanish Maquis, guerrillas who fight against the Franco regime in the region, while Ofelia's pregnant mother grows increasingly ill. Ofelia meets several strange and magical creatures who become central to her story, leading her through the trials of the old labyrinth garden. The movie opens with a fairy tale. Ofelia, a young girl who loves to read, lies on the
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2010 for the course CRE 16002 taught by Professor Harmon during the Spring '10 term at Creative Studies.

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