La belle et la bête, et al.

MANY HAVE PAID HOMAGE to Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film La belle et la bête—from Philip Glass’s “Cocteau Trilogy,” to Tony Kushner’s dream sequences in “Angels in America,” to Disney’s aptly titled cartoon musical version, Beauty and the Beast—while the film itself, starring Josette Day and Jean Morais, draws on many influences. Below is a gallery of some still images from Cocteau’s work, interspersed with engravings by Gustave Doré and paintings by Johannes Vermeer.

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