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Guillermo del Tor recalls unpleasant experience with Weinsteins

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Filmmaker says he felt his creative freedom was threatened while working with and his brother

He had unhappy experiences with the Weinsteins while working on Miramax-backed sci-fi movie "Mimic", starring and

"The only time I have experienced bad behaviour, and it remains one of the worst experiences of my life, was in 1997, when I did 'Mimic' for Miramax," independent.co.uk <http://independent.co.uk/> quoted as saying.

"It was a horrible, horrible, horrible experience."

has a very strong personal vision - and that is why it was such a struggle working with the Weinsteins on the 1997

"I was interfered with in plot, in casting, in the type of action. They second-guessed all the time. I never had a single day that was pleasant."

added that this was not Harvey's doing but that of his brother, Bob, who oversaw Miramax's genre label, Dimension, reports independent.co.uk <http://independent.co.uk/>.

In response to the gruelling experiences he endured on "Mimic", learned to shoot in a style that defies cutting and front-office interference.

"I learned to make my camera more fluid, more a storytelling character; it really helped me develop the language that now I practice on 'The Shape Of Water'.

"It taught me to edit every day because I was always expecting to be fired.

I'll have a cut of the movie six days after wrap. I think adversity is good... that is very Catholic of me."

"The Shape of Water" is leading the 90th Academy Awards' nomination pack with nods in a maximum of 13 categories.

To be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre here. It will be aired in live on Star Movies and Star Movies Select on March 5.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 07:44 IST
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