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Sat Dec 10, 2022, 01:44 PM Dec 2022

Watched Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio" on Netflix last night

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This was an animation masterpiece!

This IS NOT a remake of the Disney story. It deals with grief, loss, war, fascism, and greed. Mussolini makes an appearance! Plenty of light moments though.


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Watched Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio" on Netflix last night (Original Post) Thunderbeast Dec 2022 OP
It was stunning... targetpractice Dec 2022 #1
I thought it wasn't out until 12/23? Fiendish Thingy Dec 2022 #2
thinking of watching tonight.... bahboo Dec 2022 #3
The original Pinnochio is seriously dark, so well-suited to Del Toro hatrack Dec 2022 #4
After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING Omaha Steve Dec 2022 #5


(4,919 posts)
1. It was stunning...
Sat Dec 10, 2022, 01:46 PM
Dec 2022

... Be sure to watch the 30-minute documentary about how it was made. Fascinating!

Fiendish Thingy

(15,518 posts)
2. I thought it wasn't out until 12/23?
Sat Dec 10, 2022, 03:30 PM
Dec 2022

They must have bumped up the release date?


(16,292 posts)
3. thinking of watching tonight....
Sat Dec 10, 2022, 05:08 PM
Dec 2022

big fan of del Toro's....


(59,545 posts)
4. The original Pinnochio is seriously dark, so well-suited to Del Toro
Sat Dec 10, 2022, 07:52 PM
Dec 2022


Pinocchio is known for having a short nose that becomes longer when he is under stress (chapter 3), especially while lying. In the original tale, Collodi describes him as a "rascal," "imp," "scapegrace" (mischievous or wayward person), "disgrace," "ragamuffin," and "confirmed rogue," with even his father, carpenter Geppetto, referring to him as a "wretched boy." Upon being born, Pinocchio immediately laughs derisively in his creator's face, whereupon he steals the old man's wig.

Pinocchio's bad behavior, rather than being charming or endearing, is meant to serve as a warning. Collodi originally intended the story, which was first published in 1881, to be a tragedy. It concluded with the puppet's execution. Pinocchio's enemies, the Fox and the Cat bind his arms, pass a noose around his throat, and hang him from the branch of an oak tree.[7]

A tempestuous northerly wind began to blow and roar angrily, and it beat the poor puppet from side to side, making him swing violently, like the clatter of a bell ringing for a wedding. And the swinging gave him atrocious spasms...His breath failed him and he could say no more. He shut his eyes, opened his mouth, stretched his legs, gave a long shudder, and hung stiff and insensible.



Omaha Steve

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5. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING
Sat Dec 10, 2022, 08:55 PM
Dec 2022

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