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Whoa, a Journal. What's this doing here?

So, I'm endeavoring to start a series of drawings based on versions of the story and/or themes of Beauty and the Beast and/or Death and the Maiden. Mainly, I wanna focus on BatB versions that aren't overt versions of the story like Phantom or Hunchback, since I could do a whole series just on the retellings of those. There are versions of the basic story here, like Cocteau or Once Upon a Time, but I wanna show off some that don't get as much credit as others (I see you thar, Disney).

Okay, so, here we go -

Cupid and Psyche - Greek mythology
Hades and Persephone - also Greek mythology
Nosferatu (1922) – Count Orlok and Ellen
The Man Who Laughs (1928) – Gwynplaine and Dea
Frankenstein (1931) – The Monster and Elizabeth
The Mummy (1932) – Imhotep and Helen/Anck-su-Namun
The Old Dark House (1932) - Morgan and Margaret
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) – Edward Hyde and Ivy and/or Muriel
King Kong (1933) - Kong and Ann
Death Takes a Holiday (1934) – Death and Grazia
La Belle et la Bête (1946) – Belle and the Beast
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) – Gort and Helen
Soyuzmultfilm: The Tale of the Crimson Flower/Stories From my Childhood: Beauty and the Beast (1952)
Robot Monster (1953) - Ro-Man and Alice
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - The Creature and Kay
Bride of the Monster (1955) - Lobo and Janet
Young Frankenstein (1974) - The Monster and Elizabeth (again)
Star Wars (1977) – Chewbacca and Princess Leia
Halloween (1978) – Michael Myers and Laurie
Panna a Netvor (1978) - Beauty and the Beast
The Elephant Man (1980) - John Merrick and Mrs. Kendal
Faerie Tale Theatre (1984) – Beauty and the Beast
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Freddy Krueger and Nancy
Legend (1985) – Darkness and Lily
Cannon Movie Tales (1987) – Beauty and the Beast
Masters of the Universe (1987) - Skeletor and Evil-Lyn (at least in the movie; I've watched some of the show, but not enough; possibly Skeletor/Teela, too)
Beetlejuice (1988) – Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz
Batman (1989) - The Joker and Vicky Vale
Edward Scissorhands (1990) - Edward and Kim
Darkman (1991) – Peyton and Julie
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling
A Song of Ice and Fire (1991-1996) - Sansa Stark and the Hound
Phantom Manor (1992) - The Phantom and Melanie Ravenswood
X-Men: The Animated Series (1992) - Beast and Carly (Carlie? Karlie? Karly?)
Aladdin: The Animated Series (1992) – Arbutus and Jasmine, Ayam Aghoul and Jasmine
Elisabeth - (1992) - Elisabeth and Death
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) – The Monster and Elizabeth
Gargoyles (1994) - Goliath and Elisa
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995) – Beauty and the Beast
The Mask (1995) – The Mask and Tina
Mars Attacks! (1996) – Martian Leader and Natalie
Tanz der Vampire (1997) - Graf von Krolock and Sarah
Anastasia (1997) - Anastasia and Rasputin (even though for most of the movie he was trying to kill her)
Sleepy Hollow (1999) - The Horseman and Katrina (this is a bit of a stretch, since SPOILERS - he hooks up with her mom, so doing that instead, maybe)
Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001) – The Grinch and Martha May Whovier
Shrek (2001) – Shrek and Princess Fiona
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (The graphic novel) (2001) – Edward Hyde and Mina Murray
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Gríma Wormtongue and Éowyn
HellBoy (2004) – HellBoy and Liz
V for Vendetta (The movie) (2005) – V and Evey
Hulk/The Incredible Hulk (2005 and 2008) The Hulk and Betty Ross
Death Jr. graphic novel (2005) - The Grim Reaper and...the mom (does she have a name?)
HellBoy II: The Golden Army (2008) – Abe Sapien and Princess Nuala
Megamind (2010) – Megamind and Roxanne
Un Monstre á Paris (2011) – Francoeur and Lucille
Once Upon a Time (2012) – Rumpelstiltskin and Belle, Rumpelstiltskin and Cora

Something else: I know some of these have multiple versions, like Jekyll and Hyde or King Kong, so those may or may not be mashups of multiple versions or just the ones I really like. Also: I'm sure there are literally millions of versions/variations of the story; I'm trying to stick with either a) unknown or unpopular versions of the basic story, or b) popular variations.

Anyway, feel free to throw some in that I've missed. Unless I haven't seen 'em. Then they might not be in here. It also mayyyyy be just a little while before I get around to these, but probably/hopefully this summer. This is fairly ambitious.

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Vitruvian-girl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :D
StephDragonness Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmadhatterplz::cake: a very happy unbirthday to u :cake::iconmarchhareplz:
Benthehyena Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday !
SiryissoftheEast Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
KellyM-Mortal Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
I just realized I wasn't actually watching you--fixed!
MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha - no problem! Thanks! :-D Just be prepared for a lot of weirdness if/when I actually post stuff. :P
ReddyArts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Digital Artist
 I have a story you might just appreciate. So right now I'm playing Just Dance 3, and there's a song on there by a singer called Anja, and before I started I was like "Alright, time to do some Anja!" then I paused, looked at my sister and said "That's what Rasputin said." And I dunno, I'm pretty proud of myself right now. :XD: Granted, the spelling's different, but the message was the same! :rofl:
MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha - that's awesome. :XD: They probably did some dancing, too (like maybe the Charleston, OMG so scandalous), to get them in the mood. Oh geez, how filthy our minds have become. THANKS A LOT. :P
ReddyArts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Digital Artist
I KNOW, I'M SUCH A TERRIBLE PERSON! :XD: Well, they had to do SOMETHING. :rofl: Rasputin did love to dance, you know! :heart:
MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
With bug minions. :XD: And hey, it was the hot thing of the day, along with jazz! That's my history nut coming out, though. And now I've been listening to Twenties jazz/dance music and trying to imagine them dancing to it. It's awesome. :P

Also, you've seen the Nostalgia Critic's review of his song, yes? And (ugh, a little bit) the Nostalgia Chick's movie review? (I pretty much assume you've seen everything and everything having to do with Raspy at this point. :P)
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