COM 329, Contemporary Film The Three Amigos: Alfonso Cuarn Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu Guillermo del Toro All Three: Are Mexican-born expatriatesin exile, with anxiety, and perspective Had breakthrough films in 2006 (sister films, they say): Cuarn: Children of Men Irritu: Babel del Toro: Pans Labyrinth ARE FRIENDS! (Met through Mexican TV) Candor, brutally honest They totally support each other, even to the point of sacrificing nominations for awards They sometimes work on each others films e.g., Cuarn was a producer and Irritu an editor on Pans Labyrinth Focus on themes over character, and even over story e.g., Three of Iarritus four features focus on death e.g., Communication for all three of the 2006 films Are super-smart! Have common senses of humor! Alfonso Cuarn (1961-) Studied philosophy and film in college (but dropped out) Sydney Pollack brought him to the U.S. to work on a project for Showtime Had big successes with A Little Princess (a U.S. childrens film, 1995) and Y Tu Mama Tambien (a Spanish-language Mexican road movie, 2001) Since then, has directed/produced/written in a range of genres or film types Credited as Year Alfonso Cuarn Film Director
Writer 1986 Les Pyramides Bleues 1991 Slo con tu pareja Yes 1995 A Little Princess Yes 1998 Great Expectations Yes Yes 2001 Y tu mam tambin Yes Yes Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Yes 2004 2005 2006 Producer Assistant director Yes
Yes Yes Yes The Assassination of Richard Nixon Yes Black Sun Yes Yes Yes Yes Pan's Labyrinth Yes 2007 Year of the Nail Yes 2008 2013 Rudo y Cursi Gravity Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Crnicas Children of Men
Editor Yes Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu (1963-) A self-proclaimed frustrated [rock] musician Studied Communication in college, then worked successfully in radio With a partner, started a film production company in Mexico, then after the success of Amores Perros (2000) moved to California He brought themes to the other 2 directors, who had been working in form Has directed only 4 feature films, but they have garnered many awards, including 12 Academy Award nominations; he is the first Mexican director to be nominated for an AA Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu AS DIRECTOR: Year 2014 2012 2011 2010 2010 2007 2006 2003 2002 2001 2000 1996 1995 Film Birdman Naran Ja (short) Behind Biutiful: Director's Flip Notes (documentary short) Write the Future (TV short) Biutiful
To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Anna") Babel 21 Grams September 11 (segment "Mexico") Powder Keg (short) Amores Perros El timbre (short) Detrs del dinero (TV short) Guillermo del Toro (1964-) Went to film school in Guadalajara, and for 10 years worked as a special effects makeup designer He co-founded a film festival in Guadalajara After the success of his Mexican Cronos (1993), Miramax gave him $30 million to make the U.S.-based Mimic (1997) Prolific as director/producer/writer Works heavily in horror and fantasyif there is not a monster on my call sheet, I wont show up to shoot Guillermo del Toro Year 1985 1987 1993 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 2004 2006 2007 Film Director Producer Writer Doa Lupe (short) Yes Yes Doa Herlinda and Her Son
Geometria (short) Yes Yes Yes Cronos Yes Yes Mimic Yes Yes Under a Spell Yes Bullfighter The Devil's Backbone Yes Yes I Murder Seriously Blade II Yes Crnicas Yes Hellboy Hellboy: Sword of Storms Pan's Labyrinth Hellboy: Blood and Iron The Orphanage Hellboy: Iron Shoes (short) Diary of the Dead Yes Yes Yes Yes Other Yes Yes Notes Executive producer Executive producer Yes Man Walking Dog Yes Yes
Yes Bullboy #2 Executive producer Executive producer Yes Guy Dressed as Dragon Yes Creative producer Yes Yes Yes Creative producer Executive producer Creative producer Yes Newsreader (voice role; uncredited) Yes Year Film Director Writer Other Notes Yes Yes Creature Vocals (uncredited) Quantum of Solace
Yes Additional Voices While She Was Out Yes Executive producer Splice Yes Executive producer Biutiful Yes Associate producer Megamind Yes Creative consultant Kung Fu Panda 2 Yes Creative consultant; also executive producer Cowboys & Aliens Yes Creative consultant (uncredited) Yes Creature Voices / Man on Plane Puss in Boots Yes
Moustache Man / Comandante; also executive producer The Captured Bird (short) Yes Executive producer Rise of the Guardians Yes Executive producer El Santos vs. La Tetona Mendoza Yes Gamborimbo Punx (voice) Mama Yes Executive producer Insignificant Things Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 Guillermo del Toro 2009 2010 Producer Yes Yes Rudo y Cursi Yes Rage
Yes Julia's Eyes Yes 2011 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 2012 2013 2014 Yes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Pacific Rim Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Yes The Hobbit: There and Back Again Yes end
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