Guess they’re too stupid to remember December 7th
I miss my 1963 Ford Galaxie station wagon
Saturday we have tickets to see Beauty and the Beast and I’m ridiculously excited. I’m not a Disney Princess kind of girl but Belle was the closest that had come along who was like me until Brave. Disney second set of Disney Princesses are a lot of outcasts probably owing a lot to the large gay contingent in the animation dept according to friend that was a camera operator there at the time. The Littlest Mermaid, Belle, Esmerelda, all were outsiders but Belle? She was a reader. Reading was my escape as a child. If it hadn’t been for books and the places and things they let you do and go, I don’t know what I would be now, probably dead. Even though I was an adult when I first saw it, I recognized that girl. Readers tend to look beyond the surface to see what’s really there.
Anyway, I loved that movie and I dragged my sister twice to see the Broadway show when it came to LA. I still don’t know how they worked his transformation at the end. It was pure stage magic and it has some lovely music that isn’t in the movie. I think my favourite is Terence Mann’s version of “If I can’t love her”. Which in the new movie has sort of been reworked into “Evermore” but not the same.
I downloaded the new soundtrack, or at least the vocal tracks. I’m enjoying it and Dan Steven’s voice is wonderful. Ewan MacGregor isn’t Jerry Ohrbach but we’ll see. I like Emma Thompson’s voice as Mrs Potts.
This, hopefully, will be fun and magical.