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Oh, and just because I've gotten a lot of questions about it: The quote in my signature is from a podcast called Ask a Ninja.
La belle et la bête (1946)
Usually when I like a movie, I'll watch it several times in one week. I want to see what makes the movie tick, why it works, what its flaws are. I'll usually read up on it, too.
This movie is different. I only watch it every couple of years, and the only outside information that's really useful to know is that Jean Marais was Cocteau's lover. It's even better not to know the casting.
It's definitely a movie that grows with you--there are quite a few things that I notice now that I hadn't as a child.
I watched it once with a friend who, a little bored by it at first (I can't imagine why), kept narrating the characters' thoughts (please don't do this!). By the time Belle got to the Beast's castle, she was silent.
I can't recommend this movie enough, but I don't really want to say anything specific about it. This film is incredibly beautiful and deep, and it's worth it to me to let it keep some of its mysteries.