posted by princesslullaby
10.Beast gives Belle the Library
This library is KICK ASS. Seriously, when I was a kid I wanted to run through it and open every book, climb all the ladders. It's like Chuck E. Cheese for nerds. The majesty and enormity of the room astounded me, but the fact the Beast can't read makes me think this room is just a big slap in the face :D Anyway, the scene is wonderful, but not as important as others.
"...this scene is cute, but to me it is not as significant." (ppgbelle4)
"To compare this scene with others, it's less important. Sure, it's sweet, but... Oh... It's impossible to pick one. :( I love them all." (ppv)
"It wasn't that important to me or anything that special." (PrincessVandal)
The only part of this scene that I like is when Belle smacks Beast in the face with a snowball, and when he's like "Duhhhhhhhhhh" holding all the birds. It's a romantic scene that shows the turning of friendship into love.
"I really hate this scene. It makes Beast look like a ponce, Belle looks sort of freaky in it, I hate the song, and Beast's singing voice makes me want to puke." (Straggy)
"As I said before, this song is a bit too repetitive for my tastes." (AllegroGiocoso)
8. Into the West Wing
This is personally my favorite scene in Beauty and the Beast. The score is spectacular; it's my favorite piece of score in any disney movie. I love how there's no talking, the West Wing itself is beautiful in its catastrophic state, Belle has some wonderful shots in this scene, and people loved how it set the tone of Beast's past. But some people just don't feel as gripped by it as others. It's a fun scene until the Beast shows up and goes all Grace Jones on Belle's ass.
"I love this scene. The score is absolutely brilliant. I also love the animation in this scene, I love the darkness and suspense. To me, you can learn a lot about the Beast from this scene, with the picture being torn and how it's all messed up, becuase you assume he did that out of anger." (madisonsavanna)
"I think this one is one of my least favorite scenes in BatB. The rose is the only good thing about the scene." (FullMoonFever)
"It's sort of an introduction to the Beast's past and it explores the darker side of him. I honestly love this scene a lot because the score was amazing and love how the tone and mood was set almost instantly at the beginning of it." (leptitsouris)
7. Balcony / I release you
A very poignant scene in Beauty and the Beast, this is the turning point of Beast's inner transformation from monster to human. You see that the beast inside of him is gone, because he releases Belle, who was, and is, his everything. Some people found this scene touching, others found it boring.
"Anyway, I really like this scene because it reveals another part of the Beast's character, how he changes. He's shy and insecure at first, going to Belle at the bench, and then when he sees Belle is upset, it hurts him. However, what hits me the most is when he looks forward after he hears Belle being upset, and he has this selfless/determined look in his face which pretty much says, "'Even though this will hurt me, and I will be stuck like this if I do this, I am letting her go because I want her to be happy.'" (ppgbelle4)
"Belle just whines... And the "Are you happy here with me?" is kind of boring and weird." (FullMoonFever)
6. Beast's transformation
My second favorite scene in the film, I think it's the best disney transformation there is. It's bright, magical, and I always sit there anticipating the final moment where the light shines and the human face appears, and you see the man beneath the Beast, although he looks like Fabio and Belle's lovechild. It makes his character more real to me. Some people love this scene, others say it takes too long.
"The Transformation Scene Was Really Spectacular, But I Wasn't Moved. It Was Not My Best Scene In The Movie But Hey It's Like That In Fairy Tales Sometimes!" (soxfan89)
"The transformation wasn't very impressive to me at all. It was supposed to be this momentous time, but all I could think was "'hurry up and be human already'" (chameron4eva)
5. The Beast Dies
Maybe the only scene in a top ten of a disney princess movie that includes someone's death, this scene is incredibly heart-wrenching. It shows that Belle showed her love, so she thinks, a little too late. Here Beast finally can confess his true feelings for Belle. But others found this scene dragged out.
"Hm, it wasn`t much more than Belle`s crying." (LionaChoco)
"Please...please don't leave me. I love you." is losing?!? Come on.
I don't understand how it can be worse than the 1st scene, really.
It's touching, dramatic. Tears of real suffering do mean nothing for people, yes? (ppv)
4. The Stained-Glass Intro
A breakthrough in an intro to a disney film, this scene wasn't composed of active characters but rather stained glass images portrayed photo-like. The narration in this scene is brilliant and touching, and sets up a stellar mood to the film. While this scene is wonderful, some people found it unimportant compared to the ones remaining.
"It's visually appealing, but the movie can live without it."(ppgbelle4)
"I'd say I love the others more than this one." (fhghu)
3. The End
Funny that the end comes right after the intro on this list. I've always found the reprise of "Beauty and the Beast" quite beautiful. I like how Belle and Beast don't talk in this end, they just dance and gaze at each other, and the stained glass ending is brilliant. Most people said it was a touch repetitive, and that they found the kiss more to be the happy ending. Babette skanks out. Plus we see Lumiere and Cogsworth have a lovers quarrel, because they clearly want each other. :D
"Wow...this was difficult. "Beauty and th Beast" is such a sweet romantic scene, especially when Belle lays her head on his chest, and the kiss is so powerful...I LOVE the end...especially how it ends with the stained glass window, I just like the other scenes more." (Dreamygal)
"For me, the happy ending was when Beast turned back into a prince and Belle and him had that fireworks kiss. Although I love "Tale as old as time...", it was a bit anticlimactic due to the previous scene. "(leptitsouris)
2.Beauty and the Beast
Probably the most iconic scene of the movie, it's no wonder it made it this far. You really see Belle and Beast fit together here, and it's the true show of their love. Their dance is so harmonious and yet humble. Some people found it boring, though, leaving it just short of the first place spot.
"This scene is one of best Disney scenes ever.
Angela Lansbury is so great there. And the ball room is gorgeous. You want to be there, want to see how they dance, how Belle leans to the Beast, how he's unbelievably happy, how he first doesn't know what to do, and you cheer his up with Lumiere: Go, Beast, we're with you! And then the light is putting out, and song is too... And you feel how it makes you feel creepy all over. Because it's a perfect scene. "(ppv)
"It's sweet but a little boring" (SailorM91)
1. "It is you!"
It's a perfect, perfect moment. Beast reveals himself as a human finally, Belle looks in his eyes and can tell it's him. Belle and Beast finally kiss, and it sets off an explosion of fireworks as the castle changes back.
" kiss is so epic, with the effects and the score!" <3 )ppgbelle4)
"They just went "erm, this is boring, I KNOW FIREWORKS"... and let's be honest, when you're over like 8, fireworks aren't quite as fun." (Straggy) [<---have to disagree with that, I still love fireworks!]
posted by alafastanzio