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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.
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…
Mostly solid performances. But either the script or the actress playing Jane Eyre does not convincingly show her falling in love.
A passable adaptation of a far better book.
This was a beautiful film. Romantic, but filled with just enough angst to be suspenseful, which is how I like my romances. Great performances from both Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.
Ejemplo de actuaciones efusivas y gran adaptación de una obra de las hermanas Brontë.
Una buena dirección, con unos personajes bien dibujados y una historia contada como en los tiempos ambientada.
Me ha faltado un algo, o sea un factor x que me tenga enganchado a la pantalla.
Depressing as the 2016 presidential candidates. Still a good movie though, just very depressing. I'm not a fan of how bland the cinematography is, but I guess it fits the tone of the film.
La fotografía es hermosa, Mia es hermosa, Fassbender es hermoso, la adaptación es hermosa.
Deze film is heel speciaal voor mij. Ik ben eigenlijk wel een fan van historische kostuumdrama's, dat ondervond ik onlangs nog bijvoorbeeld in Far From the Madding Crowd. Volgens mij hebben historische films één essentieel element nodig om aan het publiek verkocht te krijgen, een sterk verhaal. Trouwens heel mooi gefilmd ook deze prent.
Ik heb niet kunnen slapen de nacht nadat ik deze film zag. Dit is omdat de film een jeugdtrauma van mij zowel heeft ontkracht en heeft laten confronteren. Als 12-jarige hoorde ik van mijn wijlen opa het verhaal van 'Rebecca' (een novel verfilmd door Hitchcock), een verhaal dat mij nooit heeft losgelaten en verschillende jaren met angst heeft doen inslapen. Het verhaal van Rebecca zoek je…
Michael Fassbender is my favorite Mr. Rochester. Yes, one could argue that he is too handsome, but I think he just oozes the most perfect dangerous sensuality -- very Byronic. And Mia Wasikowska is no slouch either as our reserved yet passionate heroine. Their chemistry is wonderfully palpable, and the overall atmosphere is effectively moody. I also think this film does the best job of boiling down the essence of the novel, of each event and scene, managing to keep most of the significant plot elements that other adaptations have all felt the need to cut. As far as I'm concerned, this is the definitive film version of Jane Eyre; no one need ever make another one.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…