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April 6, 2015 at 2:08 pm
Interesting, I’ll have to check it out!
April 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm
April 6, 2015 at 3:05 pm
J’adore ce film, les costumes, le jeu des acteurs :)
April 6, 2015 at 3:13 pm
I definitely have to check this out
April 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm
Who could resist being seduced by the brilliant Jean Cocteau and and his beautiful muse Jean Marais?!
April 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm
Totally, TOTALLY agree! I first saw this many years ago (during a blizzard) and it was a most magical night! I loved it so much I actually purchased the dvd many years later. The Beast is such an stunning character that (as old-time gossip has it) Dietrich was heard to mutter under her breath as she watched the movie and The Beast morphed back into the “the prince”, “Dear Lord, give me back MY BEAST”. I am in complete agreement, lol.
April 6, 2015 at 5:36 pm
One of the greats. This version of Beauty and the Beast can never be surpassed.
April 6, 2015 at 5:46 pm
I grew up on this version. It’s easy to take things for granted in our “have it now” age, but I’m always rather impressed the number of times it played out on regular television. Cocteau will be seen! ;)
April 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm
I still remember the first time we saw this film on television ( in France). It was magical. The living candelabras, the suspended time, the sisters who rub onions in their eyes to pretend the’re crying, and the voice of the heroine saying “La Bête”. My sister was tiny and had nightmares the night after it, it was really impressive for a young mind. I highly recommend this movie, totally mesmerizing.
April 6, 2015 at 10:55 pm
my cat Oscar named after Oskar Eutis.Public Theatre had a fur collar I called his La Bete His brother Stephan wan name after Stephan Muller They roamed Soho in the 70/80 and the cats too
April 7, 2015 at 9:34 am
Such a timeless tale/movie! Europe is crawling with castles/fortresses and a great many historically accurate medieval festivals take place inside them. I could see you rock n’ some armour or some ornate tunic, Scott! =)
April 8, 2015 at 2:51 pm
I’m so pleased that you chose to highlight this magical film, my personal favorite ever since the very first time I saw it on a large theater screen many years ago.
I would always say that I would marry the man who understood this film!
This is a perfect movie for anyone interested in couture fashion, not just for the clothing, both that of Beauty and of the Beast, but also for the fantastic set designs of Christian Berard.
I used to work for Chanel, and was always captivated by the couture costume jewelry created by the house of Gripoix – fantastic enough to send a shiver down my spine; the exquisite jewelry in the film was also created by Gripoix!
I, too, preferred to stay with the Beast.
April 13, 2015 at 12:54 am
You will be pleased to know it was on Air France’s playlist last summer.
Perhaps it still is.
April 13, 2015 at 12:58 am
Have you see Les Visiteurs du Soir (Marcel Carne’). I believe you would enjoy it also. It stars the incomparable Arletty.
April 13, 2015 at 3:26 am
For me, part of the beauty of this gorgeous film, is knowing that it was shot through a lens, veiled in a silk stocking, once worn by the cinematographer’s mother or grandmother… My memory isn’t entirely serving me well…
April 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm
Love this movie, especially the corridor with the moving arm wall lights.
April 17, 2015 at 12:24 pm
Could not agree more – that scene is incredible. Cocteau did such fine work with this film. A number of the scenes seem to still be floating around in my head.
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