Irrational Interviews 9: Guillermo del Toro, Part 2

by ig.eduardo on November 17 2011

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Guillermo del Toro is known for films like Blade 2, Pan’s Labyrinth and the Hellboy series, bringing a specific brand of horror to his works, but it’s his passion for the nerd culture and a love for games that has guided him to where he is today.

In this second part of our Guillermo del Toro interview, Creative Director Ken Levine chats with Guillermo about what’s necessary to tell a story in a brand new medium, and how he’s adapting to the gaming industry to ensure his upcoming projects live up to his standards. These two narrators also discuss how to tell stories in various mediums, and how flexibility and dedication are necessities to the creative process.

To close out the interview, Ken and Guillermo return to the concept of passion, and how hard work and persistence will lead to bigger and better things.“At the end of the day, it’s about love. You can love wherever you are and you can love whatever you’re doing,” says del Toro. “I don’t want to sound like Mr. Chirpy, but put your shoulder to it, and put your heart into it.”

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  • shocker22 | November 17, 2011 11:01 am

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    yay!

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  • vsharres | November 17, 2011 12:43 pm

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    A pinnacle of awesomeness

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  • jayakers | November 17, 2011 11:22 pm

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    Being the son of a Spanish mother, I can attest that she talks in metaphors as well… BUT… nothing akin to what was stated on this podcast series :D (boners, chess, widows, etc).

    Hearing everyone talking about inspirations, gaming history, personnel in each given media industry and their passions… everything…. so so so AWESOME.

    Thank you!

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  • albto | November 20, 2011 2:26 pm

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    Too awesome!

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  • juan29zapata | November 20, 2011 7:08 pm

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    This is awesome, two people I admire coming together? Oh yes!

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  • borrego | November 22, 2011 7:07 pm

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    I really liked when they mentioned being the best at everything you do. I always respect when someone has a great attitude even at a job they couldn’t particularly enjoy. Hearing Ken Levine and Guillermo Del Toro wrap up the show on this subject was very inspiring. Great commentary about IG.Sarah there too! My wife manages a GameStop, so it hits close to home lol

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  • slacktron | November 29, 2011 6:24 pm

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    Love this guy. He always says something you can live by.

    “If I’m going to do this, I’m going to be great at it.”

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  • alien426 | November 30, 2011 3:56 pm

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    Was Mr. del Toro talking about this game:
    http://www.mobygames.com/game/gadget-invention-travel-adventure

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  • marksmith | December 1, 2011 3:25 am

    Two of my favorite humanoids gathered in casual exchange wisdom and, if my suspicions have any weight, to complete their 10,000 year mating cycle and return to the planet narrative x in order to spawn the next generation of great writers. Too much nerd? deal with it…

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  • vigorsunco | May 13, 2013 3:34 pm

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    Guillermo is definitely a top dog!

    “What would the asshole do?”

    This was a fantastic interview, talk about high-end perspectives. This was definitely worth listening in on!

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