#anyone else seeing beauty and the beast set in india? #maybe magical realism during the time when India was under British rule #maybe even on the cusp of the first war of indian independence #oh oh and her father is a sepoy in the Bengal Army and rather than losing his fortune #he loses caste due to ritual pollution by travelling on a cramped freighter #so he goes off to help with the war of independence #and Beauty goes off to pray to Durga because Durga is fierce enough to protect her father in battle #but she stumbles upon Dawon #(Durga’s lion-tiger mount in Hindu mythology) #and Dawon bargains with her—if Beuaty can spend a year and a day in Dawon’s service; her father will return safely home and their caste … #will be restored #and Beauty loves her family and her father so she accepts #(spoiler alert; they fall in love) #…I really like this story
Another adaptation that isn’t related to the Disney movie, but I really love this concept :)
Korean version of Western folk stories — Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Swan Lake, Little Red Riding Hood.
Disney films & the books they were based on
“Beauty and the Beast” by snartha
I’m here for this.
little red riding hood - lily holbrook; and I was walking / through the woods / and you were playing the part / of a little red riding hood / and I was / the big bad wolf
the little mermaid - unwoman; how can you want something more than me? / I give my life for yours, sacrifice my voice / only in hope, a thousand knives in each step, that I may share your soul
beauty and the beast - nightwish; remember the first dance we shared? / recall the night you melted my ugliness away? / the night you left with a kiss so kind / only a scent of beauty left behind
waltz for gerda & kay - michele de wilton; (instrumental)
caperucita - first aid kit; please be aware in dead forest / take your hood dyed in red / trees are weird in dead forest / wolves may be around
professional cinderella - corinna fugate; I don’t mind walking home in the rain / no one can see I’m crying / it camouflages the pain / professional cinderella, I am praying / was it too much to ask for one happy ending?
little red - kate nash; and all the birds and the bees lived so peacefully / and all of the babies, they slept so gently / until little red, little red, little red came knocking
in bluebeard’s castle - unwoman; now he walks beside you with a ring of keys / you do not see the sadistic gleam in his eyes / as he opens the forbidden chamber / he will enjoy murder vicariously / your false step unleashes the fury
the song of the swan maiden - margie butler; in the cold light of the dawning / just as the morning sun did break / I thought I saw her swimming / with the swans upon the lake / on that silent day she vanished / of her song there was no trace
rapunzel - laura brino; do you want me to let down my hair? / you can use it in place of the stairs / if you make it up here, just be careful with me / if you scale my walls I’ll be free
thumbelina - unwoman; she’s too small for the pen / can’t write her story down / too small for the pen / can’t bring her mind around
snow white - corinna fugate; I will stay forever here by your side / the snow falling down, I can’t feel my heart / but I will stay, your snow white, frozen in time / sound asleep by your side
If you look closely at this picture, you will see that the book Belle’s Mother is holding is titled La Belle au Bois Dormant, or in its English title Sleeping Beauty. On the back of the book is the crown of Princess Aurora, or Sleeping Beauty. This is the book Belle is most likely referencing when she is talking to the bookshop seller. Far off places, a fairytale kingdom; daring sword fights, Prince Philip and Maleficent; magic spells, the fairies’ and Maleficent’s magic; and a prince in disguise, Prince Philip is dressed as a peasant when he meets Briar Rose. Everything fits!