Amid Amidi over at Cartoon Brew has an excellent conversation with director Jorge Gutierrez on his recent film, The Book of Life:
ON THE UNIVERSAL NATURE OF STORYTELLING:
“From day one, I felt the weight of all of Mexico behind me, but it’s sort of a weight I’m used to carrying. That’s what I’ve always done in my career; I’ve always wanted to showcase my culture. One of the things I did early on was I looked at all my favorite movies from all over the world, everything from Seven Samurai to Amélie to City of God, and I realized that while these movies could not be more specific to their countries, the messages, themes, and emotions were incredibly universal.”
Check out the full article here.