January 18, 2019

On 9 February 2019 I will be leading a Study Day on Gothic Cinema at Saffron Screen.  In the morning I'll be giving an overview of Film Form and Gothic Cinema, and in the afternoon sessions looking at film adaptations of Dracula and Wuthering Heights.  I do hope y...

May 21, 2015

150 years ago, people read for the first time Alice’s immortal line “And what is the use of a book, without pictures or conversation?”  How she would have loved the movies!  

On Saturday 23 May 2015 I'll be giving a paper at the Wonderlands: Reading/Writing/Telling...

May 18, 2015

Having watched the Cocteau's 1946 version last week, this weekend I curled up and watched Disney's 1991 animated classic.  Well I had to, you know, for research!




Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Dir: Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale

Composer: Alan Menken. Lyrics: Ho...

May 7, 2015

With the UK release of Christophe Gans new version of the Beauty and the Beast myth still a few months away, thought I'd revisit Cocteau's 1946 classic.

La Belle et La Bete (1946)

Director: Jean Cocteau

For those only familiar with the Beauty and the Beast fable from Disn...

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