Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Now, For Something Less Depressing

I had always thought the cartoon version of Beauty and the Beast was the most wonderful cartoon.  (Yes, I am a hopelessly sentimental romantic.)  I skipped the live action version because of claims of a homoerotic relationship between LeFou and Gaston.  Just watched it, LaFou is cloyingly toadish, but this is only homoerotic if you are not getting enough fawning in the gay bars, I suppose.

A beautiful combination of real people, amazing CGI, mattes, and the wonderful songs of the original.  The Busby Berkeley/Esther Williams/Inquisition in History of the World Part 1 sequence to "Be Our Guest," is amazing, and who can't love "Tale Old as Time"?

1 comment:

Scott369 said...

Best version is still Jean Cocteau's La Belle et La Bete (1946), from which all of the others brazenly steal, er "pay homage."