The cat called Fiorello
Loved this. Characters who find themselves at odds with the capitalism-driven, picture-perfect nuclear American family models of HAPPINESS.
When Strickland's car gets smashed.
And when other illusory moments of what capitalism has to offer (the bartender at the gross pie place) fall to pieces.
Of humane monsters, and monstrous humans.
Also Michael Stuhlbarg (from "A Serious Man"). Del Toro describes giving him a eight-page biography of the character and Michael "...taking it as his bible. He would dress as the…
All of the tears. Actually sobbed when Alfredo screens the film on the plazza. That absolute love & faith for the cinema. The couple who didn't look away from Dracula, the man who shouts out the dialogue before it is said in the film, the censure of the Priest despite his joy for the love-stories... *sobs/laughs some more*