The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure.
Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people.
I love a natural look in pictures. I like people with a feeling one way or another - it shows an inner life. I like to see that there's something going on inside them.
The longer I work in cinema the more convinced I am that this domain of art is not ruled by any laws. I do not even attempt to find them. Everything is possible.
What happens to me is that I am first and foremost a film geek.
Guillermo del Toro
I'm drawn to filmmaking that can transport me. Film can immerse you, put you there.
I want an audience that will come sitting forward in their seats.
When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'