Guillermo del Toro – A Career in Review

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Very rarely are there directors or filmmakers that I would outright label as an “auteur.”  An auteur, I think, is someone who has their work oft-copied and oft-imitated, but has such an original visual flare that you can instantly recognize the real deal from a forgery as long as you’re pretty familiar with the real work from the master.  I would consider Martin Scorsese to be an auteur, especially in his early work.  Wes Anderson fits the bill–you know you’re watching a Wes Anderson movie just by a single frame and its composition.

To that end, I would definitely label Guillermo del Toro as an auteur.

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