This week, Steve welcomes ScreenFish newbie Derek Wong to delve into the tale as old as time when they chat about Disney’s remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Can the 2017 version live up to the legacy of the original? What does it mean to be timeless?Has true beauty changed? All this and more, only… [Read More]
The film’s key message is found in the love story between Belle and the Beast. It teaches that love is found when we are open to one another as Belle and the Beast eventually open themselves to know and be known. But there is also the whole theme of how do we welcome those who are different from us. Failure to do so is what led to the Prince being transformed into the Beast in the first place.
I find it interesting that the same year Steven Spielberg brought us E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, children’s book author Roald Dahl published The BFG, a kind of bedtime fairy tale. Now Spielberg brings Dahl’s story to the big screen with all the visual magic it deserves.