Review of Guillermo del Toro: Film as Alchemic Art

Ian Pettigrew


This is the first book length scholarly consideration of del Toro’s work and it will certainly not be the last as del Toro continues to prove himself as one of the most interesting and rewarding filmmakers working today. McDonald and Clark’s book lays a solid foundation for whatever work may follow in this impressive and comprehensive reading of del Toro’s cinema.


Guillermo del Toro, queer cinema, science fiction film, fantasy

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McDonald Keith and Clark, Roger, Guillermo del Toro: Film as Alchemic Art. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2014.



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