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Beauty and the Beast - The Live Action Movie (2017)

The March 16 in Italian cinemas, also in 3D, the live action reinterpretation of the famous Disney animated classic The beauty and the Beast. A sensational cinematic event that celebrates one of the most loved and immortal tales of all time that has moved readers around the world for hundreds of years. The classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast”, and its powerful message that true beauty is within us, originated in XNUMXth century France. Today, thanks to the mastery and imagination of director Bill Condon and an incredible creative team, audiences of all ages will once again be captivated by a story full of adventure, passion and romance.

The story tells the fantastic journey of Belle, a brilliant, beautiful and independent spirit young woman who is taken prisoner by the Beast and forced to live in her castle. Despite her fears, Belle befriends the enchanted servants and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous appearances by discovering the gentle soul of the Prince that lurks within him.

Belle and her father Maurice
Belle Emma Watson) in a filming of the film with director Bill Condon

Directed by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast is played by a stellar cast that includes Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as the charming but superficial Gaston, courting Belle, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle's father, and Josh Gad as Le Tont, Gaston's weepy henchman. In addition, Ewan McGregor plays the Lumière candelabra, Stanley Tucci is the Maestro Cadenza, a harpsichord, Audra McDonald plays the Madame De Garderobe wardrobe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is the Plumette duster, Hattie Morahan is the sorceress Agata, Nathan Mack is the Chicco cup , Ian McKellen is the Tockins watch and Emma Thompson plays the Mrs. Bric teapot.

In its Italian version it will see the participation of the famous actress Vittoria Puccini who will lend her voice to the sorceress Agata.

Disguised as an old beggar seeking shelter from the storm, the sorceress is cruelly rejected by the Prince. To punish him, the woman casts a spell on the castle, transforming the Prince into a Beast and the members of the servants into household items. Agata explains that, in order to break the spell, the Beast will have to learn to love and be loved in turn before the last petal of a magic rose falls ... otherwise it will remain a Beast forever and its servants will never return. humans, remaining imprisoned in the castle for all eternity.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is written by Evan Spiliotopoulos, Stephen Chbosky and Bill Condon and produced by Oscar® nominees David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman for Mandeville Films, while Emmy® winner Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and the Oscar® nominee Don Hahn are executive producers.

Belle in the ballroom
Belle in the ballroom

The film's soundtrack will be signed by Alan Menken, winner of eight Academy Awards®, two of which he received for the 1991 animated classic, and will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman and three new songs written by Menken along with three Academy Award® winner Tim Rice.

"It is truly an honor to be able to create a film that pays homage to the original while offering a modernized version of it”, Explains the director. "But it's also quite a daunting task. “This is a story that has taken many forms over the years and has been told in multiple different languages ​​- having the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and such a wonderful cast is truly a blessing. I hope that, being such a beloved film, we will be able to answer questions fans didn't even know they had about Belle and the Beast, and how they became the people they are.".

More than 1000 people worked around the clock to build and decorate the impressive sets, giving the film an incredible amount of craftsmanship. Four Academy Award® nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood was looking for a timeless European style, in the tradition of great Hollywood romantic epics. The set designers spent several months studying 24th century architecture and interior design to create the Prince / Beast's castle. Eventually they used a combination of various architectural styles, mainly inspired by French Rococo, a style used predominantly in France in the first half of the 24s. The floor design of the iconic ballroom is instead inspired by a pattern on the ceiling of the Benedictine abbey of Braunau, Germany. The west wing, into which the Beast often retreats, is the epicenter of the spell and its design reflects the Italian Baroque, which has a more sinister and darker aspect, while the design of the castle library is based on that of a famous library located in Portugal.

Original title: Beauty and the Beast
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Gender: Fantasy, Romantic, Musical, Live action
Duration: 123 '
Directed by: Bill Condon
Production: Mandeville Films, Walt Disney Pictures
Distribution: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Italy
Exit date: 16 March 2017 (cinema)
Date: 04/03/2017

Images of beauty and the beast - the live action movie

Belle at the castle window
Belle at the castle window

Belle and her father Maurice
Belle and her father Maurice

Belle and the Beast in the castle library
Belle and the Beast in the castle library

Belle and besta dance
Belle and the beast dance

Gaston and Le Tont
Gaston and Le Tont

Gaston draws his sword
Gaston draws his sword

Lumiere and Duvet
Lumiere and Duvet

Mrs Pott
Mrs Bric



Beauty and the Beast - Beauty returns to shine - Featurette

Beauty and the Beast - Belle - Clips from the film

Beauty and the Beast told by Disney Emoji

Beauty and the Beast - Think about what you've always wanted

Beauty and the Beast - What if she's the one who breaks the spell?

Beauty and the Beast - New Italian Official HD Trailer

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