As more of those movies get made, Bayona argues, the better chance Hollywood will have for more inclusive and emotionally authentic movies.
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A book, at least according to Bayona, has more space for world building and tone setting.
Where other movies might use the death of a parent as a jumping off point for the rest of the plot, A Monster Calls is unique in how it confronts the subject head on.
But ghost story The Orphanage and tsunami survival story The Impossible both turn into meditations on loss, bereavement, and family strength in the face of disaster.
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And that was precisely what Bayona had been looking for. An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company's distinctive lens. A book, at least according to Bayona, has more space for world building and tone setting. The right fit had to be someone who could serve as an emotional throughline for audiences to connect with, someone who could portray the vulnerability and despair of a kid at odds with his reality. And so the task became transcending what the audience already knows is coming, and instead telling a story that is emotionally honest.