Guillermo del Toro is a writer, producer and director. At the 2018 Academy Awards, he won Best Director and Best Feature for his film The Shape of Water. Among his other best-known films are Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Crimson Peak and Cronos.
Over the festive break, Talkhouse Film is revisiting some of its most read (or listened to) pieces of the year, including this one. Happy holidays! – N.D.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, the concluding part of an epic conversation between two Academy Award-winning directors, Guillermo del Toro and William Friedkin. Here, the longtime friends discuss the genesis of and remarkable stories surrounding Friedkin’s compelling new documentary about the Vatican’s exorcist,The Devil and Father Amorth. In the process, they tackle some of the most substantial topics imaginable, including: Christ, Hitler, religion, evil, reason vs. emotion, empathy vs. fear, free will, the impending apocalypse — and how filmmakers can make a difference in a world on the brink. Special thanks to Katey Rich from Vanity Fair for collaborating on this special conversation, and for joining us for Part 1 of this conversation. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered by Gideon Brower and co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse Podcast’s producer is Elia Einhorn.