I can’t believe I’ve neglected to compare La Belle et la Bête with Kylo and Rey:
La Belle et la Bête (1946) is a classic film with beautiful imagery. Here I will compare some of the scenes/imagery of this film with the Takodana “bridal carry” and interrogation scene.
There are a number of people who go on about the “bridal carry” being instead a “monster carry” reminiscent of monster movies or horror films. While I won’t deny there may be some influence there… I think the below images may change some perspective on that, too.
I’ve seen claims that there are no instances in cinematic history of a woman being unconscious and carried in a manner that could imply future romance…
I’ve seen people imply there is NO WAY JJ inserted Beauty and the Beast parallels in the scenes between Kylo and Rey…
However… ladies, and gents, and people of all genders, I give you:
the Beauty and the Beast Bridal Carry
Note the unconscious Belle and Rey. Compare Belle’s posture with that of Rey’s. Note the way in which the Beast and Kylo carry their respective maidens.
Even the hand-picked promotional art seems to support the romantic imagery of this scene. I can’t believe that is coincidence, especially now looking closely at La Belle et la Bête and comparing the two.
(Artist of the above LucasFilm licensed image: Erik Maell)