Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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…
Really won me over this time. Was able to get in its rhythm and really see its point of view better than I ever had.
Very funny, visually effective and quite romantic for a story that left me rather cold in the past.
Fassy and Wasikowska are excellent, as expected.
Since I'm generally a sucker for old British literature and basically any adaptations of it, I loved Jane Eyre. The Gothic style of the book was brought out. Of course there was deviation from the book plot itself but still turned out pretty ok.
Love Fassbender as Mr. Rochester, he has that whole dark, mysterious yet romantic thing going on and Mia pulls off Jane Eyre quite well.
Classy film. Filled with interesting characters and performances. Loved MIa Wasikowska's characterization and her performance.
Cary Fukunuga's direction is very subtle and grounded. I'd have preferred to see a more Gothic version of the subject matter but no matter this is really good.
The brilliance of representation! I love this adaptation of Brontë's most acclaimed novel. Again, how I love Mia Wasikowska.
Mia Wasikowska is just YAAAAAsss in this film beautiful and moving fassbender's rochester is also so good. Powerful soundtrack, measured and sophisticated cinematography with a healthy indulgence of the gothic
i can't get enough of this story. both main actors are perfect for the roles.
JE has always been the novel of my life, and let me tell you: this film is a masterpiece. It may not be the exact copy of the book, but the atmospheric silences, the shots, tHE SOUNDTRACK and the brilliant cast make this adaptation utterly beautiful. There's delicacy, and there's passion. Mia Wasikowska has a very deep understanding of her character; she is Jane. And although Fassbender is not my favourite Rochester, his Edward has a special place in my heart.
Cary, if you're reading this, I love you. Thank you for blessing us with such a gem.
Why did I put off this movie for so long?
fuckhngi played me like a FIDDLE
(Working on organizing it by similar aesthetic.)
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…