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After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?
I knew you would do me good in some way. I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you.
I'm not a huge fan of romantic melodrama period films. I don't exactly seek them out in any way, shape, or form. The quote at the top is a good example why. It's not every actor that can pull off dialogue like that and not every viewer that wants to hear it.
I have to say that the cast in Jane Eyre easily won me over. Not only do they make the dialogue believable they all inhabit their characters perfectly. The key to this film is the chemistry between Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. Considering how little actually happens between the two characters to make it believable that they are in fact in love is a testament to their skills as actors.
After finally completing the novel, this was absolute bliss. Dario Marianelli's score couldn't be more perfect, and Wasikowska and Fassbender are beautifully matched. Fukunaga's direction is just gorgeous, but that just goes without saying.
Jane Eyre has stuck in my head for the last week -- its tranquility and beauty, along with its intriguing female-driven tale, has captured my interest. Over the last year, I've only reached halfway through Bronte's novel (sometimes I can be an extremely slow/lazy reader) - but Fukunaga's adaption is something to be reckoned with.
Fukunaga crafts a visually alluring film - from the cinematography to the way scenes are shot just so carefully, the gloominess of this gothic period drama are just wonderfully encapsulated. From the rain/moor scenes to the close-ups of the actors, Fukunaga creates such a suitable tone throughout his film. Dario Marianelli (one of my favourite film composers) once again writes a great score, but compared…
Not without its minor flaws, this sumptuous and haunting retelling of the sweeping gothic melodrama feels relevant, authentic and arresting thanks to Fukunaga’s assured direction, Marianelli’s transcendent score and, most notably, Wasikowska and Fassbender’s nuanced, moving performances.
Something strange is going on at Thornfield Hall. Faint, anguished cries are heard at night through the walls. Mysterious fires are set that can't be accounted for. The children circulate rumours of a wild woman with long black hair and eyes like sapphires roaming the dark passages at night.
Jane Eyre has outgrown silly notions like this. No longer does she believe that ghosts can get in through the fireplace to torment the living. Jane has seen too much human cruelty to bother with supernatural fears. Now her memories are her nightmares... 'You are encouraged to withhold the hand of friendship from Jane Eyre.' Sensible, practical, 'plain and little' Jane Eyre. You will do this if you wish to help…
Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre has been adapted for the screen, both big and small, many times over the years but only a few have ever truly been successful. This latest adaptation is arguably one of the most visually striking interpretations of the story so far with its atmospheric and gloomy interiors and otherworldly moors and woodlands. It is also rather liberal with the source material too, jumbling around the order and skirting around some key elements (naturally any feature film will suffer in this regard to the longer form TV-series). Some of these changes work in the film’s favour but skirting over most of the mysterious elements of the house are less wise as stripping the story of its Gothic…
"I knew you would do me good in some way. I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you." - Rochester.
Wasikowska y Fassbender no son una buena pareja en pantalla, aún los dos actuando muy bien.
The romantic relationship that developed between Jane and Edward was not very believable; it happened to quickly. This is often a problem in romantic films. There wasn't a good sense of time elapsing in the film, so it seemed like one moment they just met and the next they're getting married. Granted, that is a bit over-exaggerated.
I have not read the novel, but I assume that the development of their relationship is more gradual, as the format of a novel allows for that.
That being said, the acting was great, especially between the characters of Jane and Edward. One scene that comes to mind is right after she saves him from the fire in the bedroom, and they are very close physically, and also afterwards when Jane's facial expressions show that she does indeed have feelings for Edward despite hiding them.
a bit chilly. mia wasikowska has the best period drama heroine face imo (followed closely by carey mulligan)
While costume dramas are often weighed down by an unwavering adherence to lightness, afraid to commit fully to anything legitimately dour or dense so as to avoid disrupting what makes the genre so inherently fun, Jane Eyre might have benefited from some added lightness as it feels almost relentlessly heavy throughout. That said, it works in large part due to the gorgeous visuals (Fukunaga shooting everything in varying shades of muted blues and browns) and the strong performances. The story of Jane Eyre has managed to become a classic despite some missteps associated with the narrative (its portrayal of female companionship is progressive, possibly even feminist, though its soapy twist involving a person living with a mental disability feels misjudged), and though many have attempted to adapt it to film over the years, this might be the best possible iteration an audience could hope for.
There is such a depressing tone throughout this movie, but it's really good.
Ein Film mit einigen bemerkenswerten Komponenten, doch die Begeisterung bleibt aus. Allzu weit über dem Durchschnitt kann ich "Jane Eyre" aber nicht ansiedeln. Fassbender und Wasikowska beweisen nuanciertes Schauspiel und kreieren dementsprechend eine interessante Dynamik zwischen ihren Figuren, zumal das Werk teils durchaus bedrückende Atmosphären erzeugen kann. Dem feinen Setting, der klassischen Musik und der gehobenen Spache voller Rhetorik, obliegt aber eben diese gewisse Theatralik, die nicht unbedingt auf meiner Wellenlänge ist, wobei der Film innerhalb seiner eigenen Dimension zweifelsfrei stimmig ist.
Desweiteren zogen sich die zwei Stunden hier und da etwas zu deutlich. Letztendlich übertreffen die Stärken schon meine persönlichen Problemchen, aber eben nicht in dem Ausmaß, den Film jetzt unbedingt gesehen haben zu müssen. Dass ich nun nicht der größte Fan Klassiker-Verfilmungen/Interpretationen des 19. Jahrhunderts bin - da kann der Film in dem Sinne aber nichts für. Einen Versuch war´s wert und groß hinterhertrauen tue ich der investierten Zeit schließlich auch nicht.
That's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen
Great adaption. Rochester looks like Father John Misty at the end love it.
More gothic horror than frilly costume show, as it should be.
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