I’m an aspiring filmmaker. Like every filmmaker out there, I have a lengthy list of films that have inspired me along the way. This series will examine twelve of the films that changed the way I looked at movies forever. Films that have greatly influenced the filmmaker I hope to become someday…
How did Pan’s Labyrinth change everything for me? One word:
Guillermo Del Toro has one of the most original and artistic imaginations in the world. The pic above is a perfect example of this.
Pan’s Labyrinth was one of those movies that looked so amazing that I bought it without having seen it.
I literally left my apartment, purchased it and watched it that night. Fantastic decision on my part.
Pan’s Labyrinth essentially reignited my love of fairy tale movies. I was blown away.
It’s such an original and dark story set in essentially TWO worlds I’ve never seen before. The first being Spain during a civil war and the second being the fairy tale world.
The movie is a perfect balance of the two and overflowing with imaginative characters and imagery. Above all else, the director ties everything together with incredible characters and a story that has stuck with me every since.
It’s strange saying this but I can never make it through the movie in one sitting. I mean that as a compliment as I always end up stopping it and writing for a while before returning to finish the film.
I’m extremely thankful of every film that gets me in front of a computer to write. Especially one with so much originality and imagination.
Pan’s Labyrinth makes me want to be a better writer. It makes me want to create better characters and stories. It makes me want to work harder and set my goals higher.
It’s definitely a movie that changed everything.