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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:12 pm 
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Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton & More Round Out Cast For Guillermo del Toro Netflix ‘Pinocchio’ Movie
https://deadline.com/2020/08/guillermo- ... 203017507/

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:12 pm 
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Wow, what a cast list! It's almost a shame we can't bring Hanks from the Disney take and add him to those names, too. :P I've never read the source material for Pinocchio: I didn't know there was a female character other than the Blue Fairy in that story... I'm assuming Blanchett will play the Blue Fairy, so... Perhaps Tilda Swinton will be playing a genderbent villain or something? I could see her playing the Coachman's role, for example.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:44 pm 
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Official synopsis:

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Set during the rise of Fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, Pinocchio — a musical directed by del Toro and Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox) with a score by Alexandre Desplat — is a story of love and disobedience as Pinocchio struggles to live up to his father’s expectations.
Source: https://twitter.com/NetflixFilm/status/ ... 4264668160

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:40 pm 
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Here goes my interest in this... Shame.


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What don't you like about it?

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I just feel that the rise of fascism is unnecessary addition to a story that already has dark and complicated themes, and the original story took place a long time before that.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:03 am 
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Guillermo del Toro's movies often center on mixing fantasy with the destructive side of humankind. This is especially evident in Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and The Shape of Water. Del Toro himself has said he dislikes authoritarianism and any person or organization that forces people to follow a rigid structure.

Knowing that, it's understandable why he would add fascism to the story.

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I believe the fascism angle of this was known going back to when it was announced. It’s part of the reason I’m less annoyed by two versions of the story being made at the same time. This will likely be better than the Disney re-make even without Hanks, but I’d have hazarded that guess just based on Del Toro being attached.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:44 pm 
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farerb wrote:
I just feel that the rise of fascism is unnecessary addition to a story that already has dark and complicated themes, and the original story took place a long time before that.

I think it adds an interesting element to a very familiar and often-adapted story. Hopefully it will be more complimentary to the story's themes than distracting.

I hope this adaptation finally does justice to the darker aspects of the original by keeping things like Pinocchio killing the Cricket or the Fox and the Cat hanging Pinocchio on a tree and leaving him for dead.

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I love the cast !!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D


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