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Uniform Title Belle et la bête (Motion picture)
Title Belle et la bête [videorecording] = Beauty and the beast / Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, Luxembourg et Célia Films présentent ; André Paulvé présente ; dans un film de Jean Cocteau ; histoire, paroles et mise en scéne de Jean Cocteau ; d'aprés le conte de Mme. Leprince de Beaumont.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2003]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    COCT BB    Available
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet ([32] p. : ill. : 19 cm).
Series The criterion collection ; 6
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 6.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1946.
Based on the story : Beauty and the beast / by Mme. Leprince de Beaumont.
Program notes on container insert include an essay "Once upon a time" with reflections on the production by Cocteau, and an English-language version of the original story by Mme. Leprince de Beaumont.
Special features: Optional opera soundtrack written for the film by Philip Glass; optional audio commentary by film historian Arthur Knight; optional audio commentary by film historian Sir Christopher Frayling; "Screening at the Majestic" 1995 documentary short featuring interviews with cast and crew (27 min.); 1995 interview with director of photography Henri Alekan (10 min.); "Secrets professionnels: tête à tête" television excerpts from the March 12th, 1964 French television show demonstrating makeup artist Hagop Arakelian's work (9 min.); original French theatrical trailer (4 min.); 1995 restoration release trailer (2 min.); restoration short (5 min.); production stills gallery.
"A Janus Films release."
Credits Photographer, Henri Alekan ; editor, Claude Ibéra ; music, Georges Auric ; illustrated by Christian Bérard ; makeup, Hagop Arakelian.
Cast Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco, Marcel André.
Summary A restoration of the 1946 French film, telling the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Self-sacrifice -- Drama.
Genre/Form Monster films
Motion pictures, French.
Fantasy films
Criterion collection
Added Author Paulvé, André
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963.
Marais, Jean, 1913-1998.
Day, Josette, 1914-1972
Parély, Mila, 1917-2012-
Arakelian, Hagop, 1894-1977.
Leprince de Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie, 1711-1780. Belle et la bête
Glass, Philip
Centre national de l'audiovisuel (Luxembourg)
Célia Films (Firm).
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Beauty and the beast
Once upon a time.
Secrets professionnels: tête à tête.
ISBN 0780026098
9780780026094
Standard No. 037429172322
Music No. BEA130 Criterion Collection

 
    
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