How ‘Game of Thrones’ Has an Emotional Connection to ‘Shape of Water’

Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” defies all logic.

Not many filmmakers could make audiences swoon and weep at the love story between a mute janitor and a fish-man.Also defying logic: The fact that those characters are related to Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and the Mother of Dragons.Vanessa Taylor, who wrote the “Shape” script with director Guillermo del Toro, said she feels “nothing but gratitude” to be part of the project and attributes her involvement to “Game of Thrones.”Taylor was a writer and co-executive producer on the HBO series and says that “Thrones” may at first seem very different from the film.

“But the things I love about ‘Game’ are the things I love about this movie.

Both use genre elements to explore the idiosyncrasy of human emotions.

And even though ‘Game’ is set in a time and place that are foreign, it’s very relatable.

It’s the same

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