Monday, 4 October 2010

La Belle et La Bete

La Belle et La Bete
This film was french english subtitles, i approached this film just by watching it not reading it. This gave me a whole new approach to the film.

The two sisters  Mila Parély and  Nane Germon i could actually sence the evil attitude in them by the way they spoke and presented them selves. I think the director Jean Cocteau does his job very well especially with the special effects. I especially like the use of smoke which made the scenes look mysterious and creepy.

The beast Michel Auclair
 in the film was well played, i got the sence of how he had respect about him also being a beast, i think he merged these two trates very well. The make-up done on the beast was a bit pupitery looking but i guess they didnt have cgi back in them days and the way they used animatronics to make the ears move i think this character was well thought out and executed.
La Belle et La Bete is one of the all-time great movie fantasies, and one of the most gorgeous pictures ever made. It was the first feature film by French director Jean Cocteau, a writer, poet and painter with ties to the surrealists.

The most striking thing about this film is the visual imagery.  The ghostly scenes
James Travers 2000
By Christopher Lloyd » Posted Aug 2, 2010
Let’s start with the amazing make-up for actor Jean Marais to portray the beast, which reportedly took five hours to put on, and another five hours to take off. What’s really amazing about it is that it covers his face without completely disguising his facial features and expressions. His eyes, in particular, are still able to emote beautifully.

My conclusion is if your loking for an old fashioned love story La Belle et La Bete is a film you must see its a classic in its own right. Although the film was made in 1946 i would recommend it for any age. Over all i like this film and people can use it for insperation to make a love story.

La Belle et la Bete
The beast imgrefurlla_belle_et_la_bete


  1. Anatomy: Interim Online Review 05/10/2010

    Hey Roy,

    Okay – first the bad news… In terms of presentation and professionalism, your creative development blog need some serious ‘tender loving care’. It looks and feels dingy and under-lit, and all your photographs and scans of your drawings are grey and dismal. Think about it – your blog is public-facing – anyone can view it, including potential employers, so it should be as immaculate and well-presented as possible. Your blog is a shop window to your creative life; imagine if grubby, grey pictures were hanging in a window of a gallery – would be interested in investigating further? No. Your blog is a part of your professional and marketing toolkit; spend some time getting your work ready to go on show.

    Visit 2nd year Leo Tsang’s unit 1 blog from last year for an example of what a great ‘creative development’ blog can look like; the brief was a little different then, but the expectation of what a student can produce in 5 weeks was not. Take the time to work backwards through his posts. This is what a creative project at degree level looks like…

  2. The good news: well done on ‘fighting the fear’ and getting some of your reviews uploaded. I know the writing aspect of this course worries you greatly. Unfortunately, it’s a hugely important aspect of this course – and University culture more generally – so my advice to you is simple; keep doing it, Roy. Seek help. Yes, you may need to work a little harder than others to succeed in this area, but that is your challenge, and you should rise to it. I am a bit disappointed not to find any thoughts regarding your written assignment on here? How can I assist you, if I don’t know what you’re thinking about?

    Good to see that Photoshop sequence here, and the Maya exercises you’re enjoying. Good. So, what about your approach to your hybrid? To be completely honest, your first drawings are much too simplistic in terms of their concept and execution. You need to think much more ‘internally’ about your hybrid and work from the ‘inside-out’. I don’t see any research material on your blog about the inner-workings of snails; I don’t see any further developments on those first drawings. Among your classmates, there are some excellent examples of student’s working out interesting solutions to this issue; you should visit this week’s ‘Post with the Most’ for an overview.

    Let me be quite clear, Roy. It won’t be enough to simply put a snail’s shell on your back. You’ve been fused at the genetic level, and just as the fly creature in 1986 film didn’t look like a fly exactly, so your snail hybrid might not resemble a snail so closely. Give it more thought and draw more, more, more…

  3. A general reminder that, alongside everything else you need to have ready for crit day, you also need to submit an offline archive of your creative development blog. There is a way of exporting your blog as PDF via Blogger – which would be ideal for this purpose. Incase you missed the original post, Alan gives details here:

    And finally – now is the time to return to the brief; time and again, students fail to submit what they’ve been asked to produce – and how; usually because they haven’t looked properly at the brief, or haven’t done so since week one. Trust me on this; just take a few minutes with a highlighter pen to identify what is required, when, and how. Remember – non-submissions are dumb!