Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinleyWhen I heard that there was going to be a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson I was incredibly excited. I saw Beauty and the Beast on opening weekend and I have to say, I loved it. Watson was perfectly cast as the modern Belle, who is just a beautiful as the original, but more strong-willed and inventive. There are so many fantastic adaptations out there that I knew I could either go back to an old favorite or try something new. The reason I love both these novels is that they give depth to the iconic characters, the author is well known for her excellent writing and it shines through in both these novels and the stories adhere to the original text while simultaneously breathing new life into it. Beauty was my first thought for an adaptation of this fairy tale.
Beauty and the Beast
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Tale as old as time. Beauty and the Beast is back, and this time it stars Emma Watson as our favorite bookworm, Belle. Like many other fairytales, this Disney classic has been remade and rewritten time and time again. Luckily, that means the magic doesn't have to end when you leave the theater — there are many books like Beauty and the Beast you can read after watching the movie. You may not know that this Disney classic existed long before Belle had a signature golden dress and Mrs. Potts was keeping the peace in the castle.
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Beauty and the Beast is one of a strange species of tale whose retellings have eclipsed the original. Add to Bag. She had a fairly colorful history: after being widowed young by a spendthrift aristocrat, she moved to Paris and became involved with a famous and important playwright, whom she lived with until her death. This version of the story is decidedly for adults, with a fair amount of naturalistic detail, despite the fantasy elements. Beaumont trimmed the story considerably, stripping out the backstories for Beauty, Beast, and their families, truncating the action, and slimming down the cast. The naturalistic elements were downplayed or excised, and the fantasy elements and folkloric motifs emphasized. Beaumont never credited Villeneuve, and since then has often been mistakenly sourced as the original writer.