Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Review of La Belle Et La Bete.

What's interesting about this film 'La Belle' was the fact that Belle's father is sent to death by the Beast for taking a rose that is precise to his inner most desires. The point that belle has so much love for her father that she would not mind taking her fathers place. Certain scenes in the film where the beast and belle becomes close as she feels sorry for the beast. Attending to make him feel happy. As the love starts to show where he would give anything to belle , as the beast sees her goodness.

What’s different is the fact that the beasts power comes from a glove, mirror, rose, and a golden key. This he tells Belle where my power really comes from. Which the beast gives to Belle to say there’s trust I see in you to take my riches. But the beast says you don't I well die. This shows the beast has feelings towards Belle. How the Beasts castle is magical where there are hands that hold candles and doors that open by there self. I found quiet strange but something that I did not expect.
In the enchanted castle - wonderfully designed by Christian Berard complete with fantastic living statuary”. ( Bosley Crowther).
The castle has wonderful statues that make the overall view of the castle magical and well crafted. “

It appears that the beast is very lonely and lives in a beautiful castle all alone. For instance belles father thinks the beast. Is a monster has no direction of feeling to others. The reason why the beast is misunderstood as an animal, is because belle at first thinks he’s just a scary beast that has no feeling. But getting to know the beast she becomes fond of him. “A fantasy alive with trick shots and astonishing effects, giving us a Beast who is lonely like a man and misunderstood like an animal” (Roger Ebert) .

In the enchanted castle - wonderfully designed by Christian BĂ©rard complete with fantastic living statuary, and dignified by a Beast at once ferocious, erotic and genuinely tragic . By Bosley Crowther.

A fantasy alive with trick shots and astonishing effects, giving us a Beast who is lonely like a man and misunderstood like an animal. Roger Ebert.


  1. Hey Amrit,

    Okay - it appears to me that you may need to take another look at what you're actually being asked to do - and how to do it - in terms of a 'film review'. The brief states clearly what your review must include - which I'm going to repeat here for your convenience:

    "Film reviews for the ‘Shapeshifters’ film programme. Please note – in addition to and support of your own critique, your reviews must include a minimum of 3 quotations from 3 different published reviews + poster art + supporting stills. Please note - Harvard Method must be used for all quotations and all illustrations to be referenced correctly. Reviews are to include bibliography and illustration list."

    So you see - while it's great that you making your own observations in regard to the film's you're watching as part of this unit, you actually need to structure your reviews so that they include some specific elements. You need to be reading other published reviews and articles about the films we watch together, and include some of their ideas and observations to support or challenge your own. Also, when it comes to presenting and submitting 'academic writing' there are certain ways in which it has to be done - or it's not 'academic' enough. It's rather like going to a posh party without the required dress-code. You need to familiarise yourself with using the Harvard Method and using and referencing illustrations in the appropriate way. Probably this is all-new to you and you're a bit unsure. There is lots of help available to you Amrit and it's clear from your reviews so far that you need to actively seek it out.

  2. To help students, I have provided some general info about writing your reviews on the group blog. I've included the link to this original post below:

    I'm also including a link to a good review by one of your classmates, Meg - and I want you to pay close attention to the way Meg has presented her review (the three images properly titled and referenced), her use of quotes and bibliography.

    It's very important that you take this advice on board, Amrit - but I suggest you seek further assistance from Gaby on this matter, as she'll certainly be able to help you get this aspect of your degree studies up to speed.