and the Beast
Cocteau's 1946 Classic Movie Beauty and the Beast
brings to life the enchanting fable of the kindly
beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love
releases the prince in him. Cocteau creates a
mood of dream-like delicacy and charm which make
this film unforgettable.
Jean Marais portrays the
dignified and noble Beast who falls in love with
the beautiful young woman, played by Josett Day.
Sensuous and magical, the story contains such
visual delights as tears that become real
diamonds and walls that grow arms to light
Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.
This French movie is a
magnificent work of art as well as a classic.
1983 version of Beauty and the Beast was made for
cable T.V.'s Faerie Tale Theatre. Starring Susan
Sarandon and Klaus Kinski.
'Love can make a man
become a beast and love can also make an ugly man
beautiful.' This is the moving message Susan
Sarandon and Klaus Kinski deliver in their
Beast takes Beauty into
a mysterious world of misty gardens and candlelit
chambers. In this world inspired by the haunting
filmwork of French author Jean Cocteau, the shy,
unselfish Beauty comes to know the grotesque
Beast. The suspense builds as Beauty discovers
that ugliness can mask great goodness.
comic interludes provided by Beauty's jealous
sisters, and inspiring performances from the
leads, this intricately balanced tale of devotion
and unrequited love is a story to be treasured.
1990 movie produced by Full Moon Entertainment
starred Sherilyn Fenn and Malcolm Jamieson in the
A beautiful young artist
must choose her destiny in this haunting and
sensual tale of love, passion and revenge.
Bomarzini returns to the family castle in Italy
after her father's death. There she finds herself
drawn into a mysterious love triangle with a
handsome, sinister magician and a creature of the
night whose gentle eyes and touch reveal his
creature real or an illusion? Guided by the ghost
of a slain young beauty, Catherine discovers the
ancient curse that enshrouds Bomarzini Castle, A
curse only she can dispel.
Seduced by something less than
human, in love with something more.
with 6 Academy Award nominations including Best
Picture, the first ever for an animated film.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast also won the Best
Picture Golden Globe Award. It has become a
modern movie masterpiece.
book-loving heroine, Belle is sought after by the
egotistical, Gascon, who later on arranges to
have Belle's father taken away, in the hopes that
he can then persuade Belle to marry him.
begins when an enchantress turns the cruel prince
into a hideous beast. His stubborn pride compels
him to remain in his bewitched castle. To break
the spell, the Beast must win Belle's love before
the last petal falls from an enchanted rose.
character Lumiere, the lovestruck candelabra, is
very reminiscent of Maurice Chavalier.
Midnight. The hour when
secrets are revealed. The city sleeps, but
Miranda is wide awake. The beast Caliban has
found her, Prospero's beautiful daughter, whom he
loved and lost. His monstrous anger demands a
victim, but before the hour's fatal ending he
will make her listen to the long-hidden truth of
their shared past: how his beloved island became
an imprisoning Hell.
Tad Williams, the New
York Times bestselling author of Tailchaser's
Song and to Green Angel Tower, shows us the dark
secret at the heart of an immortal story.
Caliban's tale contains a lifetime's worth of
magic and mystery, passion and betrayal, and he
must tell it in a single night, during the
longest hour...in the shadow of death. His hour
has come at last.
Ron Perlman (Vincent of
the TV series Beauty and the Beast) recorded the
audio book for Harper Audio in Sept. of 1994.
These three books were published
between October 1989 and November 1990 by Avon Books. Two
of which were written by Barbara Hambly and one by Ru
Emerson. I don't believe that they have ever been
republished since then and only these three have ever
been published by Avon.
first one "Beauty and the Beast' is a retelling of
the Pilot series 'In the City of New York'.
second 'Masques' expands on the episodes 'Masques,
Arabesque and The Watcher'.
third book covers the episodes 'Fever, Song of Orpheus
and Shades of Grey'.
may be worth looking through Used Book stores for these
issues, for I believe that this is the only way you may
be able to obtain copies of these now out of print books.
In May 1993 Innovation comics
first started to publish an ongoing monthy comic
faithfully recreating and expanding upon the Republic
Pictures show. Mike Deodato, Jr. is the renowned airbrush
painter, who did the illustrations for this series.
Unfortunately after the sixth issue the storyline which
was to be continued in issue seven never materialized.
Soon after Innovation was no longer in business and went
In 1989 'Portrait of Love' was
published by First Publishing. The Cover Painting is by
Olivia De Berandinis.
all of you fans know, this is the famous painting seen in
the episode "Song of the Bluebird'. In this graphic
novel Vincent is compeled to create a portrait of
Catherine. After which when the portrait is done by
Vincent, Paracelsus steals it from him for the portrait
represents to Paracelsus something of which he cannot
have, nor ever will have, and that is love.
1990 'Night of Beauty' was also published by First
Publishing. The Cover Painting is by Jim Warren.
graphic novel is extremely dark, sad and disturbing in
that the story takes place after Catherine's death.
Pini drew upon the mystical teachings of the Bardo, the
non-physical reality that exists beyond the life of the
body. The Bardo was written more than 1,200 years ago by
Tibetan lamas. In this graphic novel, Vincent crosses
over with the help of Narcissa, in order to help
Catherine "go towards the light'. It is their love
which binds her still to this earthly realm, and it is
with Vincent's love that he must help Catherine find her
way to the light and thus to be finally at peace.
novel published in 1993 by Cinemaker Press is one
of many collaborations between K. Kimberly
Prosser and Lisa Swope. They have written many,
many novels and fanfic regarding Beauty and the
Beast. This particular novel expands on the
episode 'Song of the Bluebird'. The Cover
Painting is by Kevin Barnes.
In this bittersweet love
story, it isn't Beauty who needs to discover the
man inside the Beast, but the man himself. When
Alexandra Miller takes off for a remote place in
New Hampshire to paint Leland Comptons's
portrait, nothing has prepared her for what's in
store. The house is almost a castle, with its
massive chimney, mullioned windows, and iron-work
gate with wrought-iron roses. The housekeeper is
unnerving. Lee himself is hideously disfigured by
a rare genetic disease. But in the long hours of
work together, Alix discovers that beneath Lee's
disturbing exterior lies a true prince.
Gradually, she realizes that she loves him, and
he absolutely refuses to believe her. This is the
book of which CABB warned the fans about in
regards to its sad, but hopefull ending. To each
his/her own, but I found the book to be wonderful
and very well written.
Richard Mayhew is a
plain man with a good heart and an ordinary life
that is changed forever on a day he stops to help
a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk.
From that moment forward he is propelled into a
world he never dreamed existed, a dark subculture
flourishing in abandoned subway stations and
sewer tunnels below the city, a world far
stranger and more dangerous than the only one he
has ever known. This book written by Neil Gaiman
creator of the "Sandman" comic books is
not really a Beauty and the Beast type of novel,
but I included it here because there are some
similarties to the TV series and for those who
are interested in a different kind of Tunnel
World. I found the novel to be fast paced and
quite the adventure! Not to mention that I have
long been a fan of his comic "Sandman"
To read some fanfic regarding
Beauty and the Beast visit the websites of CABB, Song of
the Bluebird (Father's on line Library), Beauty and the
Beast Reading Chamber and Sonia's Tunnels. You can find
the links to these sites from my Favorite Links page. Or
check out my FanFic Page, in which some fans have
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