Beauty And The Beast

Last night I watched the Jean Cocteau 1945 film. It is a real classic, so well done. Then I went to Google and was amazed how many versions of this story there are . and how ancient it really is. It goes back centuries and might go back to the Greek stories. It was retold by aristocratic French women who fled the revolution and went to England and wrote stories to help their income. Apparently it was used to illustrate the bad or beastly times women went thru since they had no rights about who they were married to. or how he treated them. The Beast always turned into a handsome prince after the wedding night tho. Of course they were virgins and beautiful.It has been told and retold over the ages I bet it still applies..
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Jul 19, 2010