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Beauty and the Beast (La belle et la bête) (1946)

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Starring (View all)
Jean Marais Jean Marais
La Bête
Josette Day Josette Day
Belle
Mila Parély Mila Parély
Félicie
Nane Germon Nane Germon
Adélaïde
Michel Auclair Michel Auclair
Ludovic
Marcel André Marcel André
Belle's Father
Janice Felty Janice Felty
La Belle
Jean Cocteau Jean Cocteau
Voice of Magic


Written by
Jean Cocteau Jean Cocteau
dialogue


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Beauty and the Beast

4 years, 11 months ago at Dec 9 3:03
If adversity and strife make for great art, then that perfectly explains why Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast is one of the towering greats of cinema. As the rubble and dust settled from WWII, Cocteau created this pristine and immaculate piece of fantasy cinema to rouse the collective spirit of the country, spurred on by the encouragements of his muse and lover Jean Marais. The film stock was... read more

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1 year, 4 months ago at Jul 4 22:57
(OK) Cocteau a visual poet here, in love with the story and with the transformation of Marais into a tender beast
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Description: This is definitely not the Disney version. While it remains faithful to the plot of the classic fairy tale by Leprince de Beaumont, Jean Cocteau's 1946 French romantic fantasy is the product of a sophisticated, mature sensibility in its tones and textures and, above all, in its surprising emotional power. With sparkling black-and-white imagery that, for once, is actually dreamlike rather than cute or kitschy, and with a Beast (Jean Marais) who is almost as glamorous with his silky blonde facial hair as he is clean shaven, the movie casts a seductive spell. It might actually be a little too rich and unsettling for kids. Even the ... (more)
Release date: 23 December 1947
UPC: 037429122020
Tags: Fantasy (11), Romance (11), French (11), 1946 (10), 1940s (8), Surrealism (8), Fairy Tale (7), Drama (6), France (6), Magic (3), Treasure (3), Castle (3), Diamond (3), Black And White (2), Curse (2), Criterion Collection (2), Flying (2), Brother Sister Relationship (2), Recommended (2), 1940's (2)
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