Bleak House is “here to try and provoke sort of a shock to the system, to be stimulated not just by high art or fine art but powerful images of pop art or op art or [those of] a vivid imagination…the lifeblood of the imagination is curiosity [and] when we lose curiosity I think we lose, entirely, inventiveness, and we start becoming old….[so this is] a house that is perhaps not suitable for everyone, but which is perfectly suitable for me.” — Guillermo del Toro.