a list of favorite fairytale adaptations:
La belle et la bête (Beauty and the Beast), France, 2014
La Belle et La Bête (2014) x
"And I saw myself, suddenly, as he saw me, my pale face, the way the muscles in my neck stuck out like thin wire. I saw how much that cruel necklace became me. And, for the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away."
Children believe what we tell them. They have complete faith in us. They believe that a rose plucked from a garden can plunge a family into conflict. They believe that the hands of a human beast will smoke when he slays a victim, and that this will cause the beast shame when a young maiden takes up residence in his home. They believe a thousand other simple things. I ask of you a little of this childlike simplicity, and, to bring us luck, let me speak four truly magic words, childhood’s open sesame: “Once upon a time…”
La Belle et la Bête (2014) Dir. by Christophe Gans
Fairytale → real life: Beauty and the BeastEmma Watson as Belle
Sam Claflin as the Beast
The Official Disney Princesses [please click the link to see who is “officially” a Disney Princess]
[Fairytales Retold] Disney in Ancient Asia ~ Beauty & the Beast ~↳Set in Ancient China where Ariel Lin plays the beautiful girl that ran away from her impending marriage to an evil overlord and Show Lou plays the Beast who lives in an enchanted mountain palace. The girl stumbles upon the castle and is immediately taken in by the beauty of the enchanted peonies. Tired and with nowhere to go she falls asleep among the flowers only to be awakened by the growls of a Beast unlike she’s ever seen. Half man, half lion, he demands to know what she’s doing in his property and with his most prized possessions. She pleads her case and he reluctantly let’s her stay. The Beauty spends the days exploring the deserted castle and, finding an old guzheng, plays it every night to abate her sadness. The Beast is entranced by the beautiful music and slowly, as the days go by, he opens up to her. They fall in love which lifts the curse from the Prince and his castle, which comes to life. Beauty is surprised to find that she was never alone and the servants and courtiers had all been turned into furniture just as the Prince had been turned into a Beast.
Bande-annonce for La Belle et la Bête
La belle & la bête (2014)
fairy tale meme | 3 locations [1/3] The Beast’s castle
The next room was a library, and she saw everything she had ever wanted to read, as well as everything she had read, and it seemed to her that a whole lifetime would not be enough to even read the names of the books, there were so many. By this time it was growing dusk, and wax candles in diamond and ruby candlesticks were beginning to light themselves in every room.