Jean Cocteau’s 1946 version of Beauty and the Beast

 Jean Cocteau’s popular live action version of La Belle et la Bete is a captivating film. Faithful to the early versions of the classic French story, viewers only familiar with Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast will be surprised by its storyline. I’ll set … Continue readingJean Cocteau’s 1946 version of Beauty and the Beast

What’s a Fairy Tale?

When I tell people I write fairy tales they typically say, “Ooh, I love fairy tales!” From what I know of those people, I believe they are talking about the Disney animated classics type of fairy tales—Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, … Continue readingWhat’s a Fairy Tale?

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchantress

 Have you ever wondered about the enchantress who turns the handsome but uncaring prince into the hideous beast in Beauty and the Beast, or if prefer the classic French title, La Belle et La Bete? I love watching the prologue to Disney’s animated classic Beauty … Continue readingBeauty and the Beast: The Enchantress