On Maurice, Shakespeare, and the Wonders of Literature

In Beauty and the Beast (2017), when Belle returns home from her morning routine, she finds her father Maurice tinkering with a music box designed as a windmill house while reflecting through song about love’s role in preserving memories. The atmosphere of this scene is something very familiar to me. In my family, reflecting on… Continue reading On Maurice, Shakespeare, and the Wonders of Literature

A Tale as Old as Time, But in Keeping with the Times

[Review and Analysis of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Live Action Remake] WARNING: I will be tackling the major differences between the 2017 live action and the 1991 animated film Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”, so there will be spoilers throughout this review. If you haven’t seen the movie yet and you do not like… Continue reading A Tale as Old as Time, But in Keeping with the Times