The Pestle


Ep 202: “Pan’s Labyrinth”

August 23, 2022

We toast a bottle of wine to Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” and discuss:

  • Story & writing, rule of threes, setting up tension, is this a metaphor?;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.Roald Dahl

Notes & References:
“Pan’s Labyrinth” is indeed 1.85 aspect ratio – this format also offers a more grounded feel, normal lenses gives us a fairy tale set in a very grounded world as if to say “this isn’t a fairy tale at all”
Meisner acting technique
“Sharp Stick” trailer; “Petite Maman” trailer
Todd’s Music on YouTube
Elissa Marie’s art on IG
$19M in 1944 would be worth $214M in 2006
“Lady, or the Tiger?” short story (wiki)
Franciso Franco, Spanish Dictator
How quickly does she meet the Faun? It’s at the 22 minute mark
“The Three Little Pigs” (wiki) – Earlier versions the wolf eats the first 2 pigs, then is eaten by the 3rd pig
“Red Riding Hood” (wiki) – Earlier versions sometimes he eats the girl, sometimes he has her cannibalize her grandmother’s remains, yeesh.
Doug Jones was born in Indiana (wiki)
Doesn’t look like Rhythm & Hues did not partner on “Life of Pi” like CafeFX did w/”Pan’s Labyrinth”
Digital Domain partnered to produce “Ender’s Game”
Doug Jones confirmed he did play both The Faun and Pale Man

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