Pan’s Labrynth

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Guillermo del Toro has made a name for himself as the CGI generation’s answer to Ray Harryhausen. With films such as Pan’s Labrynth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim under his belt, he has emerged as the 21st century’s premiere creator of cinematic monsters both terrible and wondrous.

And he’s prepared to share his secrets to building a better monster with the viewers of the recently launched Hispanic-Interest network El Rey–brainchild of Robert Rodriguez, acclaimed director of such films as Spy Kids, Sin City, and From Dusk Til Dawn. Rodriguez hosts a show on El Rey called The Director’s Chair where he sits down with fellow filmmakers, and discusses the art of cinema. Watch a trailer for an upcoming edition of Rodriguez’s show where he chitchats with del Toro after the jump: (more…)

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If you’re not familiar with Paul Williams, he basically wrote the soundtrack for the entire 1970s with pop classics like Rainy Days and Mondays and An Old-Fashioned Love Song–as well as the score for The Muppet Movie.

He’s still quite active today. Last night he won a Grammy for his contributions to Daft Punk’s hit CD Random Access Memories. So what does he have to do with Nerd cinema auteur-extraordinaire Guillermo del Toro? Hit the jump to find out!  (more…)