Guillermo del Toro’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Guillermo del Toro’s Adventures in Moviegoing

19 Episodes

The Oscar-winning director of THE SHAPE OF WATER and PAN’S LABYRINTH sat down with MYTHBUSTERS’ Adam Savage to talk about the cinematic inspirations that fuel his flights of phantasmagoria—and to introduce some of his favorite films.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Guillermo del Toro in Conversation

    Episode 1

    The Oscar-winning director of THE SHAPE OF WATER on a lifetime of moviegoing

  • Guillermo del Toro on LA CHIENNE

    Episode 2

  • La chienne

    Episode 3

    Directed by Jean Renoir • 1931 • France

    Jean Renoir's ruthless love triangle tale, his second sound film, is a true precursor to his brilliantly bitter The Rules of the Game, displaying all of the filmmaker's visual genius and fully imbued with his profound humanity. Michel Simon cuts a tragic f...

  • Guillermo del Toro on VAMPYR

    Episode 4

  • Vampyr
    1:13:37
    Episode 5

    Vampyr

    Episode 5

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1932 • France, West Germany

    With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery (The Passion of Joan of Arc and Day of Wrath) was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the ...

  • Guillermo del Toro on THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

    Episode 6

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Episode 7

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1934 • United Kingdom

    An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped by spies plotting a political assassination. This fleet and gripping film is the firs...

  • Guillermo del Toro on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

    Episode 8

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Episode 9

    Directed by Jean Cocteau • 1946 • France

    Jean Cocteau's sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's fairy-tale masterpiece, in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast, is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic perform...

  • Guillermo del Toro on EYES WITHOUT A FACE

    Episode 10

  • Eyes Without a Face

    Episode 11

    Directed by Georges Franju • 1960 • France

    At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter's disfigured countenance--at a horrifying price. Eyes Without a Face, directed ...

  • Guillermo del Toro on VIRIDIANA

    Episode 12

  • Viridiana
    1:31:12
    Episode 13

    Viridiana

    Episode 13

    Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1961 • Spain

    Banned in Spain and denounced by the Vatican, Luis Buñuel's irreverent vision of life as a beggar's banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece. In it, novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle an...

  • Guillermo del Toro on KWAIDAN

    Episode 14

  • Kwaidan
    3:03:13
    Episode 15

    Kwaidan

    Episode 15

    Directed by Masaki Kobayashi • 1965 • Japan

    After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and ...

  • Guillermo del Toro on THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE

    Episode 16

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    Episode 17

    Directed by Víctor Erice • 1973 • Spain

    Criterion is proud to present Víctor Erice's spellbinding THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (El espíritu de la colmena), widely regarded as the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s. In a small Castilian village in 1940, in the wake of the country's devastating civil...

  • Guillermo del Toro on CANOA: A SHAMEFUL MEMORY

    Episode 18

  • Canoa: A Shameful Memory

    Episode 19

    Directed by Felipe Cazals • 1976 • Mexico

    One of Mexico's most highly regarded works of political cinema, CANOA: A SHAMEFUL MEMORY reimagines a real-life incident that had occurred just eight years before its release, when a group of urban university employees on a hiking trip were viciously att...