Thursday, January 11, 2018

The story you probably missed at the Golden Globes

DelToro, at the Golden Globes, while accepting an award for the Shape of Water, refused to be silenced into a short speech and was the indirect victim of a pointed attack about the lack of female directors.

photo credit: Reuters

As if it was his fault.

But Hollywood is busy making every awkward flirtation as a crime, and the females there are reveling in their victimhood. so every man is the enemy (while still showing their cleavage of course, because it's all a show).

but if you go past the "me too" verbiage of the report and read what is written further down, you will find a really poignant story:

During his Globes speech, del Toro credited the film, along with two of his others - 2006's Pan's Labyrinth and 2001's Devil's Backbone - with "saving his life".
"This movie's ultimately a biography, and out of this really dark turmoil, you find a little bit of light. And that has happened to be several times in 25 years of storytelling," he tells the BBC.
"It happened certainly on The Devil's Backbone. I was at the end of my rope after having done only two movies, one of them - Mimic - was with Miramax Dimension, that was such a bad experience, such a harrowing experience, and then there was the kidnapping of my father shortly thereafter.
after that, Devil's Backbone picked me up and healed me. "And in a different set of circumstances, that happened with Pan's Labyrinth. These movies come out of that very dark night of the soul."
Here is the story of that incident:

His father was kidnapped for ransom (in Guadalahara).

...director Guillermo del Toro shared a powerful and personal tale following the kidnapping of his father two decades ago.
“What terror seeks is to provoke hatred- and thus, they will recruit the hated ones, the marginal, the desperate into their ranks,” the filmmaker began on Twitter, calling the short anecdote “A memory in 8 tweets.”
Del Toro went on to recount the aftermath of the kidnapping of his father, Federico del Toro, by criminals in Guadalajara. After a ransom of $1 million was paid by del Toro’s friend James Cameron, Federico was freed following 72 days in captivity.

and the cops offered him a chance to revenge on the kidnappers, which he refused:

We said no. Absolutely no to both. We felt hatred and pain but could not be a part of the cycle of violence.”

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