In the midst of the success of the short film Taylor Swiftthe singer brought out that she is a great admirer of William of the Bullsince several of his films have served to be inspired and create your own “fairy world” and think of new narratives in music and film, revealed at the Toronto Film Festival.
During the presentation of All Too Well last September 9 within the Toronto Film FestivalTaylor Swift shared with the public what her creative processes are like, whether to create characters or make music, which is why she spoke of the great influence that Guillermo del Toro has had throughout his career.
When he began to talk about the films in which he was inspired to make his own project, the name of the man from Guadalajara jumped out, as he commented that shortly before he worked on the creation of this short film, he felt involved in Del Toro’s films. In 2020, while she had to face the lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemicsaw two of Guillermo’s feature films, which changed “my whole world”.
I remember watching two movies in a row William of the Bull, The Devil’s backbone Y The Pan’s Labyrinthand my whole world became a fairy tale and forest and incredible creatures. I was so dazzled by these movies”
Taylor added that the Guillermo del Toro tapes became a great point of inspiration, even mentioning that the shape of water is one of his all time favorite moviesonly this one he had seen from years ago, while The Devil’s backbone Y The Pan’s Labyrinth saw them recently, something that made her feel embarrassed, ashamedas mentioned.
It is not the first time that Taylor Swift mentions that the director’s films Pinocchio they have served to inspire him to make music and have a concept in mind, such was the case with his album Folklorewhich he made in the midst of the pandemic.
In December 2020 he shared for the interview Entertainment Weekly that it was thanks to certain films that he decided to start his creative process, because otherwise, he would not have thought of releasing an album in such a difficult time.
“At the beginning of the quarantine, I started watching a lot of movies. We watched a different movie every night. I am ashamed to say that I had not seen The Pan’s Labyrinth before. One night I saw her, then it was LA Confidentialafter Rear WindowY jane eyre”, the latter by Curtis Hanson, Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Fukunaga, respectively.
As she mentioned at the time, it was these tapes that made her realize that perhaps she had not tried some concepts even though she liked them, which is why she tried her luck and began to think about how to create different plots, which led her to that this album had a more cinematographic point.
“I feel like consuming other people’s art and storytelling opened this portal in my imagination and it made me think, ‘Well, why have I never done this before? Why have I never created characters and stories that intersect? Did I ever free myself to do that from a narrative point of view? Bad Blood.