The Story of That Inspired Pinocchio: Guillermo del Toro’s Version

by Sherif Awad

The Story of That Inspired Pinocchio: Guillermo del Toro's Version

 After years of development, Pinocchio finally arrives on the big screen. The new version, directed by Guillermo del Toro, is gorgeous to look at, and the story is thrilling. But is it appropriate for children?   There is no doubt that del Toro’s version of the story is creatively impressive.

Guillermo del Toro’s newest film, Pinocchio, tackles the timeless story of a wooden boy who becomes a real boy through the use of puppet strings. The film is dark and mysterious, and del Toro utilizes his usual visual flair to bring this classic story to life.      In the film, Gepetto, a woodcarver, makes a wooden boy, Pinocchio, for his son. When Gepetto’s son dies, Gepetto takes Pinocchio in and raises him as his own.

The story of Pinocchio is one that has been told time and time again. It has been adapted for film, television, and other media. But no story is as familiar as the one that we read in Carlo Collodi’s novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio. This story follows the perverted puppet as he is transformed from a wooden boy into a real boy.

Del toro’s version takes location in Mussolini’s fascist Italy of the 1930s, where all and sundry acts like wood puppets. The alcoholic woodcarver, geppetto (David Bradley), grieves over the loss of life of his son, carlo. Years later he carves a replacement from the trunk of a pine tree beside his son’s grave. But this disturbs Sebastian j. Cricket (Evan McGregor), the conceited narrator, who’s been dwelling in the tree writing his memoirs. He is taking a sudden interest in the timber boy come to existence, and appears after him all through his abnormal adventures. Pinocchio (newcomer Gregory mann) is rebellious, casually cruel, and overly inquisitive, which gets him into steady trouble.

Best Guillermo Del Toro Films are some of the most captivating, spine-tingling and wonderfully creepy movies that you will ever experience. From horror to fantasy, these films leave a lasting impression on viewers that stays with them long after the credits roll. From The Devil’s Backbone to The Shape of Water, these films are a must-watch for any fan of cinema. They are often dark and atmospheric, often using traditional methods (such as makeup and sets) to create an otherworldly feel. He has an amazing ability to evoke feelings of dread and terror in his viewers.

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Sherif M. Awad
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