How DP Dan Laustsen Bent The Light For Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Shape Of Water’ – Crew Call Podcast

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Guillermo del Toro needed to capture a 1950s look in his Cold War monster movie romance The Shape of Waterwhich tells the story between a mute top secret government facility cleaning woman (Sally Hawkins) and a mysterious sea creature (Doug Jones), the filmmaker called up his Mimic and Crimson Peak cinematographer Dan Laustsen, a Danish DP who del Toro considers to be a “genius with light”.  Originally del Toro and Laustsen kicked around the idea of shooting in…