Beauty and the Beast (2017) Poster

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.

  • Maurice : I love you, Belle. Don't be afraid.

    Belle : I love you, too, Papa. I'm not afraid.

    [hugs Maurice] 

    Belle : And I will escape. I promise.

  • 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] 

  • Chip : Mom said I wasn't supposed to move because it might be scary. Sorry.

    Maurice : It's alright.

    [he flees the dining hall in fear] 

  • Belle : Papa, do you think I'm odd?

    Maurice : Odd? My daughter, odd? Where did you get an idea like that?

    Belle : I don't know. People talk.

  • Gaston : [to Maurice, as he's thrown in a carriage]  Have you seen the inside of a mad house, Maurice? You wouldn't last a week. Just give me your daughter and I'll set you free.

    Maurice : Never.

    [Gaston looks mad, closes the carriage door] 

    Gaston : Take him away!

  • Maurice : So, what can I bring you from the market?

    Belle : A rose; like the one in the painting.

    Maurice : You ask for that every year.

    Belle : And every year, you bring it.

    Maurice : Then I shall bring you another. You have my word.

    Belle : Goodbye, Papa.

  • Maurice : Belle, listen to me. It's alright. Now go. Live your life. And forget me.

    Belle : Forget you? Everything I am is because of you.

  • Maurice : Belle, I won't let you do this. I lost your mother. I won't lose you, too. Now go. Go!


    Belle : All right, papa. I'll leave.

  • 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.

  • Gaston : Maurice. Thank heavens. I've spent the last 5 days trying to find you.

    Maurice : You tried to kill me! You left me to the wolves!

  • Maurice : Belle, I thought I lost you.

  • Maurice : I could try to pick the lock. After all, it's - it's only gears and springs.

    [he searches the lock with his hands] 

    Maurice : I would need something long and sharp.

    [Belle takes pin out of her hair and hands it to Maurice] 

    Maurice : Like that. Perfect.

  • Belle : Please, just tell me one more thing about her.

    Maurice : Your mother was... fearless.


    Maurice : Fearless.

  • Agathe : Drink.

    [offers drink to Maurice] 

    Maurice : Thank you, Agathe.

  • 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.

  • Jean the Potter : Maurice, do you have any proof of what you're saying?

    Maurice : [to Gaston]  Ask Agathe. She rescued me.

    Gaston : You'd hang your accusations on the testimonial of a filthy hag. No offense, Agathe.

  • Maurice : You know where we are, Philippe? Because I don't.

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