From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
The colour green is a recurring theme in the film's aesthetic, often in a highly luminous form. The filling of the pies in Giles' fridge, the green Jell-O that is mentioned on two separate occasions, the uniform that the cleaners wear, the candy that Strickland is seen eating as well as his 'Teal' Cadillac. There are also various other background props such as towels, curtains and hand-soaps in the bathroom at the facility. See more »
A 5 star general would not exist in 1962. The last 5 star general was Omar Bradley in 1950 and would have been long since retired. The U.S. military historically has only used this rank during times of war in order to achieve parity with or even outrank allied commanders from other nations under their control in combat. See more »
If I spoke about it - if I did - what would I tell you? I wonder. Would I tell you about the time? It happened a long time ago, it seems. In the last days of a fair prince's reign. Or would I tell you about the place? A small city near the coast, but far from everything else. Or, I don't know... Would I tell you about her? The princess without voice. Or perhaps I would just warn you, about the truth of these facts. And the tale of love and loss. And the monster, who tried to ...
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I don't really know where to start. This movie is in my top 5 favorite movies! This movie is an artwork. I will tell you why:
Very outstanding is the writing. Things happen fast but they are always written in a very elegant way so that it never seems jumpy. Emotional dialogs and very beautiful turns in the plot. What I liked the most about the writing is the character development. Very different characters but they all fit well together to tell that story. It is very easy for the audience to immerse into the story and identify oneself with nearly all of the characters.
I also really liked the music that makes you feel time travelling back in time and feel all the moments first hand.
To conclude, this is a very elegant and beautiful fairy-tale that is definitely worth watching. It is a new type of love and friendship story that makes you laugh, cry and hate together with the characters.
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