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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?
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.
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…
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…
Jane Eyre starts off as a seemingly generic period piece but is able to turn itself around by the second half and become at least somewhat more compelling. The fact remains however that it does feel like just about every other period piece of its kind.
After she grows too old for a girls school to which her guardian aunt had banished her, Jane (Mia Wasikowska) becomes the governess of the daughter of a Mr. Rochester (Michael Fassbender). He's a curmudgeonly young man but her presence is enough to become amorously attached to her. But as their relationship unfolds, Jane learns of the man's dark past.
This movie reminds me a lot of Bright Star from a couple years ago.…
Best adaptation by a mile! Fassbender - mesmerizing!
If it's not Fassbender and of course Mia Wasikowska(shocker)..
This is not bad writing for sure, but slow-toned romance or whatever this kind of will always be my least fav.
Well, I fell for Mia's 'Restless' and many more stories like LTROI, so..u can guess I have no point in reviewing at this point whatsoever. ALL STARS FOR MIA
Amazing.I was really looking forward to seeing Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre and no dissapointment here,i got totally immersed into the movie.
Not a huge fan of period films but this one is very very good, mainly down to the performances, Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender are both superb
Perhaps owing to the density of the source material, it feel very quickly paced despite the somber tone. Nonetheless, stunning vistas, potent performances, and a well-executed period drama all around.
Following up the Mexican gang tale Sin Nombre with a Brontë adaptation didn't seem like the most natural thing, but maybe Cary Fukunaga likes the romance under rough circumstances. The ability to capture both the beautiful but grim landscapes and the broken people looking for a better life really helps in adapting this novel.
It's also an impressive adaptation in that it feels complete. It's quite a contrast to Andrea Arnold's adaptation of the other Brontë's Wuthering Heights, which ended up near incomprehensible for those unfamiliar to the story. That film was more interested in getting through the cold soggy world, which Fukunaga only touches on. The landscapes are not inviting but you don't get pneumonia watching the film.
"...Jane Eyre is a well-acted and visually gorgeous film that offers a largely successful and properly restrained adaptation of its source material..."
Beautifully shot, it really captured both the dreariness and beauty of the English countryside. The performances, especially from Mia Wasikowska, carried it, however.
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