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From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones. Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
🍷 🍕 Sunday, March 4, 2018...and the Best Picture goes to The Shape of Water!
Are you a movie fanatic?
Are you a movie lover?
Are you a hopeless romantic?
Are you a dreamer?
Do you enjoy films that clearly define good versus evil?
Do you wish to inspire our youth to do great things?
The Shape of Water is the fulfillment of all these inspirational
beliefs. The scenery brings us back to a past time in our lives when
life was simpler and hidden secrets were in abundance. The screenplay
was written by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. Their screenplay
is both creative and at the same time haunting.
The cast was perfectly matched. Sally Hawkins plays Elisa Esposito a
mute cleaning lady whose partner at work is none other than 2012
Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer who plays cleaning lady Zelda
Fuller. These two ladies clean all day mopping up urine from the men's
bathroom floor at a government run top secret facility in Baltimore.
After work, they go home where Zelda cooks and cleans for her lazy no
good husband, and Elisa spends her evenings alone in her bathtub
pleasuring herself to the beat of an egg timer.
Then in walks Richard Strickland (played menacingly and true to form by
Michael Shannon) with his 3 foot electric prodding cane, and a water
contraption that contains some type of amphibious creature that can
swim and live in both salt water and stand upright on dry land. Richard
Strickland brings this strange beast to the Baltimore facility for
scientists such as actor Michael Stuhlbarg who plays Doctor Robert
Hoffstetler can study and examine the beast.
One very interesting character that I cannot fail to mention is actor
Richard Jenkins who plays Giles, Elisa's co-tenant who both live
upstairs from the local Orpheum theater. Giles character is lonely, he
is a gay man, a commercial artist with great talent, but apparently
without a bright future due to some previous drinking problem. Giles
friendship with the mute Elisa is sincere and loving as they both are
two lonely individuals looking for something more from life. Richard
Jenkins character Giles, has some of the best one-liners I have heard
in a long time. One such one liner was "don't play with the cats". You
will have to see this wonderful film to appreciate Giles hilarious and
When Elisa has an opportunity to meet the amphibious creature while
cleaning the facility she immediately forms a bond with the creature.
They communicate by hand gestures and by heart felt facial expressions
which eventually lead to a romantic relationship. Michael Shannon's
role as Richard Strickland is a take no prisoners type of character and
he plays a despised overseer of the creature who punishes the creature
at will and for his own pleasure.
Elisa realizes that if she does not react quickly to free the creature
from his captivity he will surely die at the insistence and obstinate
hand of Richard Strickland. So we the audience are kept in suspense on
how will the meek and mild mute cleaning lady Elisa who has affection
for the creature successfully save the creature?
I felt the escape plan was executed with great suspense and curiosity
and contained some of the best scenes by writer/director Guillermo del
Toro's vision that I would be surprised if this film does not win at
least six (6) Academy Awards on Sunday March 04th, 2018, Oscar night.
Mrs Shullivan and I loved the film, and we were fortunate to be able to
see the film with son number 2 and his set dresser girlfriend who
contributed in making many of the films scenes so beautifully crafted
and matched to both the musical score and the characters constant
interactions that also happened to keep a full house of movie lovers in
awe of your next Best Picture for 2018 winner.
A perfect 10 for 10 score!
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