Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Kevin Kline: Maurice
Maurice : [singing in his workshop] How does a moment last forever? How can a story never die? / It is love we must hold on to, never easy, but we try / Sometimes our happiness is captured, somehow a time and place stand still, / Love lives on inside our hearts, and always will
Belle : [sees the Beast's silhouette in an upper part of the tower] Who's there? Who are you?
Beast : [angrily] Who are *you*?
Belle : I've come for my father!
Beast : Your father... is a thief!
Belle : Liar!
Beast : He stole a rose.
Belle : I asked for the rose. Punish ME, not him.
Maurice : No, he means forever. Apparently, that's what happens around here when you pick a flower!
Belle : [to the Beast] A life sentence for a rose?
Beast : [leaps down to her section of the tower, but remains hidden in the shadows] I received eternal damnation for one. I'm merely locking him away. Now, do you still wish to take your father's place?
Belle : Come into the light.
[the Beast doesn't move. Belle grabs Lumiere and holds him up to his face. Seeing the Beast's intimidating appearance, she gasps in fear]
Beast : [irked] Choose.
Gaston : I am done playing this game of yours. Where is Belle?
Maurice : The Beast took her and she...
Gaston : There are no such things as beasts, or talking teacups, or magic! But there are wolves, frostbite, and starvation!
LeFou : [stands up] Deep breaths, Gaston. Deep breaths.
[Gaston breathes deeply, then turns to Maurice]
Gaston : So, why don't we just turn around, go back to Villeneuve? I'm sure Belle is at home, cooking up a lovely dinner.
Maurice : If you think I've made all this up, then why did you offer to help?
Gaston : Because I want to marry your daughter!... Now, let's go home.
Maurice : Belle is not at home! She is with the...
Gaston : [grabs Maurice] You say beast one more time, I WILL FEED YOU TO THE WOLVES!
LeFou : [tries to stops him] Gaston! Stop it. Breathe, think of happy thoughts, go back to the war, bloods, explosions, countless widows.
Gaston : Widows...
LeFou : Yes, yes. That's it...
[Gaston calms down. LeFou taps his nose]
LeFou : That's it.
[Gaston turns to Maurice, smiling. Maurice recoils]
Gaston : Maurice! Please forgive me, old bean. That's no way to talk to my future father-in-law, now is it?
Maurice : Future father-in-law?
Gaston : Yeah.
Maurice : You will *never* marry my *daughter*.
LeFou : [Beat. Then Gaston furiously punches Maurice in the face, knocking him out] I saw that coming.
Belle : Papa, is that you?
Maurice : Belle. How did you find me?
Belle : You're hands are ice. We need to get you home.
Maurice : Belle. Belle, you must leave here at once. This castle is alive. Now go before he finds you!
Belle : Who?
[They both turn to the same direction where they heard the Beast]
Maurice : [realizing about Gaston marrying Belle] You will *never* marry my daughter.
Maurice : [Belle hands Rose rattle to Maurice] Where did you...?
Belle : He took me there.
Belle : I know what happened to mama.
Maurice : Then you know why I had to leave her there. I had to protect you. I-I've always tried to protect my little girl. Probably too much.
Belle : I understand.
[kisses his hand]
Belle : Will you help me now?
Maurice : It's dangerous.
Belle : Yes. Yes it is.
Maurice : [to Belle] This is a small village, you know. Small minded as well. But small also means safe. Even back in Paris, I knew a girl like you who was so... ahead of her time. So different. People mocked her. Until the day they all found themselves imitating her.
Maurice : Belle, I thought I lost you.
Maurice : No. I'm sure this is the way. Do you hear those wolves? That means we're getting very close to the castle.
Gaston : Look, enough is enough. We have to turn back.
Maurice : Stop.
[Gaston stops the cart]
Maurice : That's it. There it is.
[he snaps his finger]
Maurice : That's the tree. I'm sure of it.
[he gets off the cart]
Maurice : It-it was downed by lightening at the time. But now it's... resumed an upright position through some sort of... magic or other.
LeFou : [to Gaston] You really want to marry into this family?
Maurice : So that means that the... the castle is that - No. No, it's -
[motions falling tree with his arm]
Maurice : That way. Definitely that way.
Maurice : You know where we are, Philippe? Because I don't.