Guillermo del Toro Tells Robert Rodriguez How to Make a Monster
by Ethan Anderton
July 29, 2014
For those of you who may not know, aside from being a self-sustaining filmmaker, director Robert Rodriguez also has his own TV network now called El Rey Network. It launched earlier this year and has fun stuff like a series adaptation of From Dusk Til Dawn, but it also has more compelling programming for those interested in the filmmaking side of things. One such show is "The Director's Chair," an hour-long series that features Rodriguez conducting in-depth interviews with various filmmakers. His most recent victim was Guillermo del Toro, and the two had quite an extensive chat, but one of the more fascinating bits involved del Toro's process as he designs his incredible movie monsters for the big screen. Watch now!
Here's a tease of Guillermo del Toro's episodes of "The Director's Chair" from El Rey Network:
The rest of the episode features some great discussion about Pan's Labyrinth, which despite being a success, didn't yield any big financial results for del Toro as he says, "I'm a terrible businessman. I never made any money from Pan's Labyrinth. It made over a hundred something million. Nothing came to us, because we all went at it as almost like a little quest." What makes a show like this awesome is that directors like del Toro are being interviewed by someone who actually knows what it's like to be behind the camera of films both big and small. See this particular episode on Wednesday, July 30 at 9pm EST on El Rey Network.