Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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…
After Jane Eyre, Cary Joji Fukunaga went on to direct the very solid mini-series True Detective, an unremittingly dark dive into modern forms of evil. And it would seem there's little in common with the breathtaking costume/period drama on display here. But I notice that in both cases, Fukunaga is interested in bringing the supernatural to life as an emotional and psychological force in characters' lives, but never letting it cross the line into the realm of the literal. These are realistic people reacting to their own mythologies, ghost stories, paranoias. Their emotions, pain and memories are what give psychic fuel to their pantheons of spirits. Fukunaga quite wisely uses his limited run-time to tell Jane's story as a series…
Cary Gukunaga's impressive fireball direction he presented with the first season of True Detective is not present in this plodding feature. Beautiful to look at but sparseness overload.
my favorite period drama
i love it so much
fassy and mia two of my favorite actors
What starts out as a great movie with amazing performances turns into a soap opera with great performances still, but a bland and uninteresting story that left me bored. The performances are terrific, the cinematography is beautiful, and the first act was really good; but after that, it's really dull.
Film # 10 of the "Scavenger Hunt #2" Challenge
Task # 27: A film no one would ever expect you to love
This movie version of “Jane Eyre”, by the novel of Charlotte Brontë, is one of many. It opens with a young woman wandering through a storm. We learn pretty quickly it’s our main character, portrayed by Mia Wasikowska.
The viewers that know the novel, see that the movie has changed its build-up. The book is chronologic and starts with Jane’s youth. The film changes in time and sometimes goes back to Jane’s younger years at the convent. Jane’s parents died and she was raised by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, who doesn’t treat her well. After being…
in my room with tea and french studying.
Without cinematography and lighting to capture the production design as anything but a series of grays and oranges, why does this film exist? So we might peer into the powerful eyes of Fassbender, wrought with emotion yet divorced from any pacing that might give it context? I thought to myself that Jane Eyre might actually work better as a film than as a novel, as it makes explicit that which Bronte's prose disguises within endless degrees of decadent description. But this film lays bare the central truth of Jane Eyre, which is that it is more interesting laid out as a series of nice, plaintive details surrounding dramatic beats. As a film it simply requires more character than Jane herself offers, and the appeal of Rochester relies on imagination (hence his mysterious nature.)
I love this movie! It's a romantic drama which is one of my least favorite genres so I figured that I would hate it. Surprisingly, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yeah OK it's a bit sappy at times....but there are many redeeming qualities:
-seems to be very true to the era which I absolutely love
-very artistic and emotional in regard to the cinematography
-plot is captivating, love the characters and they all have their place in the story
-most of the time it's not overly romantic or dramatic
-nobody had any stupid accents (I watched the TV series of Pride & Prejudice which was absolutely horrible, their fake accents made me cringe and everyone was cartoonish, i'm so glad that this…
A suitably gothic and faithful adaptation, if rather a restrained one. Mia Wasikowska is absolutely fantastic as the fragile but strongly resilient Jane, while Michael Fassbender makes for a brooding and well-cast Rochester, while Judi Dench and Jamie Bell add fine support. The film often looks wonderfully picturesque, with jarring jolts of brutality interrupting the stillness of the period setting, but it captures the spirit of the source without fully engaging.
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[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…