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Studying Pan's Labyrinth$
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Tanya Jones

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781906733308

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906733308.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.7) Introduction
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(p.3) Studying Pan’s Labyrinth
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Tanya Jones

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733308.003.0001

This chapter provides a close study of Pan's Labyrinth as a very challenging piece of film-making. It talks about Pan's Labyrinth's stunning visual beauty, haunting lullaby theme that evoke the tragedy of the protagonist Ofelia, and masterful combination of fantasy and horror conventions to produce a barbed, threatening, but beautiful, cinematic landscape. It also discusses how Pan's Labyrinth presents the ravaging impact of Spanish Fascism distilled into a corner of rural Spain. The chapter offers a clear and comprehensive framework for the study of any single film and initiates an investigation into the wonderful complexities of Pan's Labyrinth. It describes film director Guillermo del Toro who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1964.

Keywords:   Pan's Labyrinth, Ofelia, Guillermo del Toro, fantasy, horror, Spanish Fascism, film-making

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