“Death and Disobedience in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Megan Baffoe writes for The Order of the Good Death on the themes of mortality and disobedience in director Guillermo del Toro’s recent movie:

The spirit explains her philosophy of death – that, all in all, ‘the one thing that makes human life precious and meaningful … is how brief it is.’ I’ve of course heard such sentiments before, but never framed as intriguingly as del Toro depicts it. The after-life is filled with sand-glasses and running sand, which Pinocchio falls through on his way back to Earth; there, too, the constant presence of danger means we are also constantly thinking about time. Or, to be more precise, how much time we might have left with any one person.

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