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    Beauty and the Beast (DisCina, R-1951). French Grande (47" X 63").
    One of the most beautiful and poetic fantasy films ever made, this is undoubtedly director Jean Cocteau's masterpiece. The story is a simple one: Belle, a beautiful young girl (Josette Day), sacrifices herself to a hideous beast (Jean Marais) to save her father's life. The beast, however, turns out to have an all-too human soul. Due to post-war shortages, Cocteau was forced to use several different types of film stock during the making of this picture. Later, he commented that the differing visual textures added to the atmospheric effect. Offered here is an extremely rare country-of-origin grande from an early re-release of this classic film. It shows some water staining (that occurred after linen backing) and edge wear, and an area of paper separating from the linen, all on the right side. These flaws are barely noticeable, however, and do absolutely nothing to detract from this amazing piece. A stunning find, you'll certainly want to add this rare gem to your permanent collection. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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