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Strategies may keep you lucky on Friday the 13th

We must believe in luck. It explains the success of those people we don't like. - Jean Cocteau Get your rabbit's foot ready this morning; it's the first Friday the 13th of the year. All years have at least one or two...
Bill Kirby
Why go negative? Because we'll remember

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? - Jean Cocteau Forget term limits. If these political TV commercials don't end soon, I'm pushing for election limits - maybe one every 10...
Bill Kirby
NBC transports 'Alice' to a lavish Wonderland

...Mr. Willing pays homage to the surreal inventiveness of Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits), the fanciful romanticism of Jean Cocteau (Beauty and the Beast) and even the comedies of director Frank Capra (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town). The courtroom scene...
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Paris couture shows reflect uncertain times

...feathered sleeve of a black coat. "You must not look into my eyes," intoned the soundtrack from French director Jean Cocteau's classic "Beauty and the Beast." Perhaps Gaultier was inspired by front row guest Catherine Deneuve, who played...
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Kate Moss emerges from drug scandal

...being dumped was "nonsense." The French Vogue cover features four striking black-and-white images inspired by Jean Cocteau's atmospheric 1946 film "Beauty and the Beast." The content, partly crafted by Moss, includes a series of portraits...
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The fashion calendar flips to spring

...listening to Cole Porter, watching 'The Women' and looking at the photography of Norman Parkinson. We were inspired by Jean Cocteau's journey into surrealism through his relationships and by (Quentin) Tarantino's vision of his heroines." Luca...
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A look at the 20th Century: 1946

...Pulitzer Prize in 1947. On the silver screen, Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious, David Lean's Great Expectations, Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bete -- known in English as Beauty and the Beast -- and William Wyler's The Best Years of Our...
Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Synopsis: Jean Cocteau's adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (originally released in France as La Belle et la Bête) stars Josette Day as Beauty and Jean Marais as the Beast. When a merchant (Marcel André) is told that he must die for picking a rose from the Beast's garden, his courageous daughter (Day) offers to go back to the Beast in her father's place. The Beast falls in love with her and proposes marriage on a nightly basis; she refuses, having pledged her troth to a handsome prince (also played by Marais). Eventually, however, she is drawn to the repellent but strangely fascinating Beast, who tests her fidelity by giving her a key, telling her that if she doesn't return it to him by a specific time, he will die of grief. The film features a musical score by Georges Auric. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Josette Day, Jean Marais, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Marcel André Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review