I’m excited for the new version of Beauty and the Beast coming out this Friday. To get into the proper mindset, I decided to watch the earlier version from Disney last night.
As the movie the opening credits rolled, I suddenly flashed on the first time I watched this movie, in the early 90’s. I was so excited to buy the video! The VCR was in our bedroom, and as soon as we got home we popped it in and got into bed to watch it. Our then-infant son (who is now twenty-five!) was lying on the bed between us as we watched.
I was completely transported back to that room and for just a few seconds, felt those feelings. What an amazing gift.
I was struck by how many lines from this movie have made their way into our everyday life!
- ‘It’s over, Beast!’
- ‘You have a library?’
- ‘…promises you don’t intend to keep,’
- ‘If she doesn’t eat with me, then she doesn’t eat at all!
- ‘I’m especially good at expectorating…’ What can I say? I like big words! I cannot lie!
I use these quotes all the time! Beauty and the Beast, the gift that keeps on giving… on so many levels.
I leave you with the official trailer to watch here: