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The Shape of water / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents, in association with TSG Entertainment, a Double Dare You production ; a Guillermo Del Toro film ; produced by J. Miles Dale, Guillermo Del Toro ; story by Guillermo Del Toro ; screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro & Vanessa Taylor ; directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer.). Taylor, Vanessa, 1978- (screenwriter.). Dale, J. Miles, (film producer.). Hawkins, Sally, 1976- (actor.). Spencer, Octavia, (actor.). Shannon, Michael, 1974- (actor.). Jenkins, Richard, 1947- (actor.). Jones, Doug, 1960- (actor.). Stuhlbarg, Michael, (actor.). Sequeira, Luis, (costume designer.). Desplat, Alexandre, (composer (expression)). Wolinsky, Sidney, (film editor.). Austerberry, Paul Denham, (production designer.). Laustsen, Dan, (cinematographer.). Fox Searchlight Pictures, (presenter.). TSG Entertainment, (presenter.). DDY (Firm), (production company.). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., (publisher.). Criterion-on-Demand (Firm), (distributor.). Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg. (Cast).

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (123 minutes) : sound, color
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
  • Distributor: Vaughan, ON : Criterion-on-Demand, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access restricted to subscribers.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Costume designer, Luis Sequeira ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; film editor, Sidney Wolinsky ; production designer, Paul Austerberry ; director of photography, Dan Laustsen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg.
Summary, etc.:
An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language CHV rating: 14A.
System Details Note:
Content available as downloadable file or streaming video.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 2018: Best Picture, Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Original Music Score (Alexandre Desplat).
Golden Globe Award for best director of a motion picture, 2018 (Guillermo del Toro).
Source of Description Note:
Title from distributor's web site (viewed Nov. 13th, 2018)
Subject: Laboratories > Drama.
Security classification (Government documents) > Drama.
Science > Experiments > Drama.
Fairy tales > Drama.
Cold War > Drama.
Mermen > Drama.
Amphibians as laboratory animals > Drama.
Orphans > Drama.
Mute persons > Drama.
Animals, Mythical > Drama.
Genre: Streaming videos.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Romance films.
Fantasy films.
Historical films.

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