Friday, 16 October 2015

Chapter 17: Tennyson in Hell(boy)

Gullermo del Toro is perhaps my favourite movie director and his new film, the Victorian based Gothic Horror Crimson Peak is out in cinemas today. 

I'm not going to be able to see the film until tomorrow but I did want to celebrate the release by showcasing his use of Tennyson's Im Memoriam in his 2008 film Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Here Princess Nuala (Anna Walton), who has escaped the clutches of her brother, the main villain of the movie, discovers a volume of Tennyson in the Library of the B.P.R.D while being looked after by Abe Sapien (Doug Jones). (0:16 - 0:44 for the Tennyson bits. video by youtube user Laura McGillicuddy)

Despite being a comic book based movie I think Hellboy II is well worth a watch for del Toro's amazing imagination and beautiful moments like this one. 

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