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My Favorite Movie: Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro
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"The problem is when DVD came out I had Lasers [LaserDiscs] already, and I made a solemn promise to my wife: 'I'm just going to get my 10 favorite movies.' There are now 7,000.

"If I had a gun to my head -- and it may change tomorrow -- but instinctively my 1o favorites would be 'Frankenstein,' 'Bride of Frankenstein,' Von Stroheim's 'Greed,' Charlie Chaplin's 'City Lights,' probably 'Taxi Driver,' 'Blade Runner'... I would start then regretting everything I didn't say... Let me call you back! [laughs]

"'Beauty and the Beast' by Cocteau. It's almost impossible to make this list. I would say almost all Chaplin. Hitchcock, 'Notorious,' 'Psycho.' It's a horrible dilemma.

"'Notorious' is a masterpiece. The greatest murder ever done, with Claude Rains putting the lock on the door, and then Cary Grant putting the lock on the door with Claude Rains."

Guillermo del Toro, the acclaimed writer and director who made "Pan's Labyrinth" and the "Hellboy" films, cowrote and produced "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," the new remake of the 1973 TV movie. His next directorial effort is the monster movie "Pacific Rim."

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