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Emma Watson has become an outspoken feminist and activist. Watson seems determined to pick roles that align with her ideals, which would. To be clear, we're not saying there's nothing wrong with Beauty and the Beast or the classical fairy tale it's based upon—but the endless parade. “There's a fundamental flaw with the story,” producer Don Hahn Solving Beauty and the Beast's second act doldrums is a problem that.
Or whatever else you were hoping for in a husband. I don't think Madame de Beaumont emphasized this, but the monster is a projection of our own anxieties. We create these monsters, and then make peace with those monsters. Like the beast, he suffered from, essentially, what felt like a curse—and time was running out. And just like the villagers feared the beast, society wouldn't and didn't help victims of the AIDS epidemic until, for many, it was too late.
Of course, the original beast was a metaphor for other things. Part of the message, Tatar says, is "recognizing also that the monster out there isn't necessarily the one to be feared. It could be the one inside of you.
If you let go of some of that and you face your fears, you discover that they're not so terrifying or horrifying after all. Wow, Beauty and the Beast is profound. Just not in literally any of the ways you thought!
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This story originally appeared on Glamour. Development[ edit ] Conception and writing[ edit ] Gaston is one of several elements unique to Disney's animated adaptation of the " Beauty and the Beast " fairy tale, written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. After Katzenberg insisted that development on the film be completely overhauled, the studio ultimately decided to incorporate elements from filmmaker Jean Cocteau 's film adaptation of the fairy tale into their own version of Beauty and the Beast.
Avenant,  portrayed by French actor Jean Marais who also plays the Beast in a dual role. A Guide to the Genre author Thomas S. Hischak observed that Gaston himself had been developed as "a new kind of Disney villain" because he is introduced as a harmless, comic individual who gradually changes and evolves into a much more sinister character as the film progresses.
Deja originally struggled to realize executive Jeffrey Katzenberg 's vision of a handsome villain.
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Andreas Deja served as Gaston's supervising animator. The first villainous character to whom Deja had been assigned by Disney, the animator immediately recognized that Gaston was unique in terms of Disney villains because he was not designed to frighten both the film's hero and audience, as previous Disney villains had been. You're in a room by yourself and are invited to be as creative as you can be.
Anything you could imagine … they could draw! Greydanus agreed that Gaston initially resembles "merely the ultimate dumb jock". A Handbook, author Jerry Griswold observed that "given the dramatic contrast between Gaston and the Beast Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works, author Phyllis Frus observed that the villain's subtle, entirely non-physical transformation into a more demonic version of himself forces the character to suffer a "loss of humanity", in the end justifying his ultimate death.
A Handbook author Jerry Griswold,  Gaston is essentially a caricature of hypermasculinity ; he proudly hunts, drinks, fights, spits, bullies and lies in addition to being shallow and ignorant, exuding what are considered to be some of the worst masculine traits. He's in love with the face in the mirror, and the pathology of male vanity is a very '90s idea. Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church author Kenda Creasy Dean, the character "only understands love as self-fulfillment, which allows him to perpetrate domination, viciousness and violence" in pursuit of it.
A Handbook that Gaston's hypermasculinity potentially "amounts to a resistance to his own homosexuality" after all, he is in love with himselfcomparing him to Lester Burnham 's homophobic neighbor in the film American Beauty However, she refuses his proposal when he throws a wedding party without her prior knowledge. Belle is the only one in town who actually dislikes Gaston for the person he is inside.
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Thoroughly humiliated, he sulks, but when her father Maurice shows up saying that she has been captured by a hideous Beast, he comes up with the idea of having him thrown into an insane asylum, unless Belle agrees to marry him. His plan fails when Belle proves the Beast does exist, and she says that he is her friend, and that he is a better person than Gaston. He becomes jealous, snaps, and decides to gather a band of villagers to kill the Beast, playing off their fears that the Beast might wreak havoc on their village.
The Beast has no heart to fight until he sees that Belle came back for him, at which point he easily overpowers Gaston and intends to kill him. From Country Living The new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is already the biggest box office hit of the yearwhich is no big surprise given all the hype the film received as Disney fans prepared to see their favorite fairytale characters come to life.
If you've spent a lifetime obsessing over Belle and her Beast, you're certainly not alone-but do you know the real story behind the classic fairytale? Written during a time when women did not have the freedom to choose their spouse, Belle's captivity served as a very obvious metaphor for the way in which women had no choice about who they married. There are many differences between Disney's films and Villeneuve's fairytale, but a few key points stand out the most-and explain why Disney didn't stick to the original story.
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The rose is not magical-and it's the cause of Belle's imprisonment. In Villeneuve's story, Belle asks her father to bring her back a rose from his business trip. On his way home, he gets lost and finds his way to the Beast's castle, where he indulges in the hospitality he's presented with.
When he stops to pick a rose for Belle as he leaves, the Beast becomes angry and takes him captive. However, after hearing that the merchant has daughters he has six children in Villeneuve's talethe Beast agrees to let him go in exchange for one of them almost like in the live-action movie.