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  1. The first Beauty and the Beast movie I ever saw was when I was a kid (back when broadway was a prairie).. it was the 1946 black and white version Directed by: Jean Cocteau, Writers: Jean Cocteau (dialogue), Jean Cocteau translated from French. The movie moved me very much even though I was most likely under 10 yrs old when I saw it. No other film version seemed to measure up to me but when TV brought the *series* up to date I was once again in love with the story. However I cannot make myself read "other versions"…not sure why …
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    That Cocteau film is supposed to be an all-time classic. I've never seen it either. For another versions of Beauty and the Beast, look into the story of Cupid and Psyche, which was the forerunner. CS Lewis wrote a version of it called Til We Have Faces which was quite lovely.

    1. Supposedly a remake of the Ron Perlman one is being made. G R R Martin is not happy about it. He had the vaguest of vague thoughts about revisiting his version at some point.
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  3. I read this so many years ago that your review brought back a lot of fond memories! I loved this book when I was younger (pre-teen or so) but for some reason never read any more McKinley, even though she gets a lot of blog-love these days. Hearing that this was her first novel makes me think I need to revisit this author since I adored this book so much.

    Thanks for the review, and the trip down memory lane!
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