Disney’s ‘live-action’ remake of the 1992 animated classic, Beauty and The Beast, seems to be getting shut out of all the award nominations.
This calls for a visual post to celebrate what the judges have failed to appreciate!
WHY I LIKE IT:
❤ It takes the romantic fairy tale and roots it in a way that feels more real
❤ Belle tucking up her skirts
this is something that would have been done when a girl was participating in less ladylike activities such as walking rough through the woods or climbing on and around things, etc. I rarely see this portrayed in film so I like that it was shown here. and having those cute bloomers show underneath was another way to illustrate how odd Belle supposedly was.
❤ The elaborate sets
❤ The intricate costumes
“An amazing amount of work went into the prince’s costume [worn by Dan Stevens, above] in the opening ball sequence, which you don’t really see. It’s got a whole custom embroidery of different kinds of grotesque animals stitched into the pattern. It’s embellished with 20,000 Swarovski crystals that took five days to stitch on.” ~Jacqueline Durran, costume designer
speaking of details that get overlooked, I’m going to slip in a pic of Dan’s London premiere suit here because I love the paisley swirl embroidery
❤ The nods to the beloved animated version
❤ I was never attached to the animated version (truthfully, I’m not sure I’ve even seen the whole movie), so I’m falling in love with the 2017 version like it’s my first time, because essentially it is!
Favorite Scene: when Belle & The Beast are sharing their outcast stories and Beast says ‘what do you say we run away’. Dan’s dry delivery of that line always makes me smile.
Favorite Line: when Beast shows Belle the library for the first time, she asks:
my favorite is the next line when Belle says, “Was that a joke? You’re telling jokes now?”
Favorite Outfit: The Prince’s light blue jacket in the closing dance scene
A Wish: That Dan get recognition for the hard work he put into the role
5 Words To Best Describe It:
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