Beauty and the Beast: The original handwritten screenplay, by Jean Cocteau
Late one stormy night, a bankrupt merchant happens upon a mysterious castle. Seeking refuge there, he is affronted by its enraged master who condemns the poor man to death. In an attempt to save him, his daughter Belle takes his place as the Beast's prisoner…
This 1944 screenplay is exclusively handwritten and illustrated by Jean Cocteau. Throughout the many manuscript pages, Jean Cocteau demonstrates acute precision by way of his meticulous dialogue and his intricate technical instructions, adorned by his iconic loose sketches of characters.
This deluxe edition provides readers with backstage access to Jean Cocteau's incredible creative process and extraordinary imagination.