Criterion Trailer 6: Beauty and the Beast

Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast

Vintage Beauty and the Beast––a movie trailer narrated by director Jean Cocteau.

This film inspired author/illustrator Pat Cummings’ and debut children’s book author H. Chuku Lee’s re-telling of this classic story in their new children’s book Beauty and the Beast. Watch Cummings and Lee discuss their book and the movie’s inspiration.

Beauty and the Beast was penned by a French novelist named Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and was published in 1756. Talk about writing a classic story––almost 300 years old and still going strong!

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