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 creature design is heavily inspired by the film Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). Michael Shannon's character says they picked it up in the Amazon river in South America, which is the setting of The Creature from the film. See more »
Early in the movie, Strickland states he brought the creature back from the Amazon, where the natives worshiped it like a god. Later, as Elisa and Giles are attempting to take the creature from the lab, Hoffstetler, while helping them, says they need to add salt to his water along with the water conditioning chemicals he gives them in a box. The Amazon is a freshwater river, and if the creature was from from there, it would not be used to nor need a saltwater environment. However, that doesn't mean the water has 0 salinity. Amazon river salinity fluctuates over time and space and depending on where the creature is from, 3% (or 30psu) could be the appropriate salinity. Having said that, 30psu is nearly as high as regular marine water. 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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The Wide Missouri (Shenandoah)
Performed by The Corps of Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute and Tommy Sands
From the motion picture Mardi Gras (1958)
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Deaf woman and captured sea monster of dubious sentience, intellect, and abilities (as well as apparent abilities you'll wish had remained dubious) trick the evil government scientists, have sex, then run away together.
None too subtle.
While the film had awesome potential, it quickly devolves into a hortatory platform promoting sex n love without borders. It's ALL good!!! Liberal crap. How long before Hollywood romanticizes a woman pursuing those tingly feelings she's developed for her Golden Retriever?
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