Jean Marais in Beauty and the Beast (1946, dir. Jean Cocteau) (via)
“My method is simple: not to aim at poetry. That must come of its own accord. The mere whispered mention of its name frightens it away. I shall try to build a table. It will be up to you then to eat at it, to examine it or to chop it up for firewood.”
-Cocteau, Beauty and the Beast: Diary of a Film (1947)
I love this picture to bit’s! Cocteau is so darb, I saw this Picture before long before I was hip to the jive and thought it was really a true recreation of the original story.
Take a day and watch some old pictures, including La Belle et le Bête.