"Beauty and the Beast"
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This paper analyzes the 1946 French film, "Beauty and the Beast" directed by Jean Cocteau, based on an 18th century fairy tale. It begins with a description of the basic storyline. It continues to discuss Cocteau's magical imagery that makes the film visually stunning. The author also compares it to 1991 the Disney cartoon version. In conclusion, it argues that the Cocteau version is truer to the spirit of the original tale and a much better film.
From the Paper:""Beauty and the Beast", the film directed by Jean Cocteau is considered a master piece by critics and viewers alike. Drawing inspiration from the rich world of fairy tales, Cocteau employs stunning cinematography techniques to create a magical and romantic story ..."
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