[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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…
It was so perfect, going so well according to the book and then it got to the Mr. St. John calling her Jane Eyre scene and screwed everything up and it got worse and worse and it ended in the worse way possible with that final scene. But ok, 3 stars bc at least 75% of the movie was almost perfect.
Best adaptation of the very best book.
gorgeous & atmospheric; surrounds you completely in the essence of Jane Eyre.
that score is absolutely soul crushingly beautiful, too.
(do not watch this to pass the final, kids)
i love mia wasikowska and i fucking hate rochester
Just to start off... I really didn't care for this film at all. It honestly felt like the whole story could have been told in an 75 minute flick. Jane's background really didn't matter or make a difference in the plot until the very end in which it still really didn't matter. I expected the development of the relationship between Jane and her master to be more interesting but it felt rather mundane. The whole "hidden wife" aspect didn't really pack any sort of punch. What was the point of focusing the end on Jane inheriting a bunch of money from her relative? It didn't have any impact on the plot and just seemed like filler to get to the…
WOOWW ALRIGHT GUYS. YEAH!!!
Version glaciale de l'histoire de Jane Eyre, forcément écourtée pour rentrer dans le format cinéma. Mia Wasikowska n'est pas la pire incarnation récente du rôle (le titre revient à Charlotte Gainsbourg) mais je la trouve miscastée. Je recommande beaucoup plus les adaptations télévisées de la BBC, celle de 1983 et celle de 2006.
Mia Wakajgjdisghfr and Fassbender are good.
se é pro cara ter um terrivel segredo entao que seja terrivel
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