"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 Del Toro as saying.
"It was a horrible, horrible, horrible experience."
"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."
Del Toro 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", Del Toro 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.
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