All of us spent a major chunk of our childhood reading fairytales and imagining ourselves into the world of fantasy. Beauty and the Beast have been one of the most favorites of every child. In 2017, Disney released the musical romantic fantasy film Beauty and the Beast. Bill Condon is the director of the film.
The film is a live-action adaptation of the 1991 Disney animated film of the same name. This film itself was an adaptation of the 18th-century fairy tale by Jeanne- Marie Leprince de Beaumont. Beauty and the Beast had Emma Watson as the leading lady of the film along with a stellar cast.
The film started with an estimated budget of $255 million. It is one of the most expensive films ever made. Beauty and the Beast released on March 17, 2017, in Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D formats. The movie starts with an enchantress disguised as an old beggar woman arrives at a castle during a ball. She offers the host who is a selfish and cruel prince a rose in return for shelter in the storm. But the arrogant refuses her and then the woman reveals her true identity.
The enchantress then punishes the prince for his lack of compassion and turns him into a beast. She transforms his servants into household objects and also erases the castle. She also spells a cast on the rose and tells the prince that he can only regain his original form if he learns to love another. He has to do this before the last petal of the rose falls or else he will remain beast forever.
The main cast includes:
- Emma Watson as Belle
- Dan Stevens as Beast
- Luke Evans as Gaston
- Kevin Kline as Maurice
- Josh Gad as LeFou
- Ewan McGregor as Lumiere
- Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza
- Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe
- Gugu Mbtha-Raw as Plumette
- Ian McKellen as Cogsworth
- Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts
- Hattie Morahan as Agathe
- Nathan Mack as Chip
- Rita Davies as the Enchantress in beggar form
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Beauty and the Beast Poster: Fantasy Characters
Belle is a young benevolent bibliophile woman who develops feelings for the beast. She is an inventor like her father and she has an immense passion for reading. Gradually she starts seeing the humanity in the beast’s character.
2. Meet the Beast
The beast is actually a cold-hearted, selfish prince. Due to his lack of compassion for the old beggar woman, the woman turned him into a beast as a punishment. In this version of the movie, a backstory for the prince is provided where he was shown as a good-natured person. The beast is civilized here than in the animated version. At the end of the movie, Belle and the Prince throw a ball for the village.
Gaston is a narcissistic and arrogant hunter. He is a former soldier of the French army. This version is darker than the original. Gaston’s motivation is extreme jealousy.
Maurice is Belle’s protective widowed father who works as a music box maker and an artist. He is the village inventor. The Beast imprisons Maurice for taking a rose from his garden.
LeFou is Gaston’s flamboyant and long-suffering sidekick. His job is to bolster his friend’s ego but in return, he gets very little. His name is a phonetic pun on the word fool. In the film, LeFou is gay, becoming the first homosexual character in a Disney movie. His is a round character with complex motivations.
Lumiere is the Beast’s charismatic butler who is transformed into a candle tree because of the spell. He is Cogsoworth’s counterpart and rival. Lumiere allows Maurice to enter the castle.
7. Maestro Cadenza
Cadenza is the neurotic court composer and Madame de Garderobe’s husband. Due to the spell, he has become a harpsichord which is a musical instrument. He has dental problems and because of this whenever he plays the instrument he makes sour notes.
8. Mrs. Potts
Mrs. Potts is the castle’s motherly housekeeper. She has become a teapot after the spell. She is Chip’s mother and she comforts both Belle and her father.
Plumette is one of the castle’s maids and she is also the lover of Lumiere. She has become a feather duster.
10. Madame de Garderobe
Garderobe is a world-renowned opera singer and Cadenza’s wife. The enchantress transformed into a wardrobe.
Cogsworth is the Beast’s gruff but loyal majordomo, a person who speaks makes arrangements or takes charge for another. He is also the head of the household staff. The enchantress turned him into a mantel clock.
Beauty and the Beast Poster: Love Moments
12. Beauty Meets Beast
13. Will They Fall In Love?
14. Beast Becomes Prince
15. Dance Your Way
16. Love At First Sight
Belle and Her Moods
17. Belle and Her Charms
18. Emma Watson
19. Beautiful As A Rose
20. Wonder Struck
21. Sweet Belle
22. Love In The Library
23. A Book In Hand
24. We Did Nothing
25. Who Is The Monster?
26. Thank You
27. Help Me
28. Book of Escape
29. It’s Me
30. Nice To Meet You
From the age of 4 to 40, everyone loved the movie Beauty and the Beast. It was a perfect rendition of charm, magic, and emotion. Belle finally realizes her true love for the Beast. The Beast dies as the last petal of the rose falls. The servants also got back their original form. Belle reveals her love for the Beast and Agathe comes as the enchantress and undoes the curse. She restores the Beast and the castle. In the final scene of the movie, Belle and Prince organize a party for the kingdom and they live happily ever after.
The film received a positive response from the audience as well as from the critics, especially for the cast. The musical score was highly praised. It made a huge business and became the second highest-grossing film of 2017. Beauty and the Beast received many renowned award nominations.
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