History Trivia / Bluebeard

12th Aug '12 12:01:05 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was almost a Disney film!
** It would have presumably been based on a Basque version [[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0311.html#cobbler in which the heroine ends up a princess.]]
** Though if you think about it, doesn't the whole forbidden room and key sound like it was borrowed by "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast"?
*** Which is ironic, since "Beauty and the Beast" and "Bluebeard" ultimately tell opposite morals: Bluebeard warns women not to take charming men by their first appearance, and trust their instincts to protect them from bad men; B&tB tells women to give scary men a chance, since they can be good on the inside (though they need to prove it first). In fact, Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' seems to take the best elements of both stories, and merges it into a beautiful tale that develops both leads, rather than focusing on just the girl's story.
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