[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.
@ everyone in this movie just leave her alone!
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…
7 A Film based on a book that was/is required reading for you in High School
I generally don't love gimmicky framing chronologies in films, and it seems extra silly in the case of adapting a novel that had a quite straightforward chronology. I will admit there are one or two advantages to this choice here. In placing Jane's acquaintance with St. John Rivers earlier in the film, we get a very revealing line much earlier than we would have otherwise. When Jane thanks Rivers for helpign secure her position as a schoolteacher, she expresses her appreciation that this is the first situation where she "is neither dependent nor subordinate to anyone."
On the other…
The production design and costumes are indeed exquisite, as well as the absorbing Gothic atmosphere. However, the film lacks passion and mystery, while the dialogue sounds incredibly cheesy and Wasikowska is too apathetic for the role.
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Jane Eyre is a lesbian.
I thought English Literature into movies will be boring. Well it does.
But It actually beautiful.
I couldn't stop thinking about it I had to watch it again straight away
I am not a fan of period pieces, but I am a fan of Cary Joji Fukunaga and a very big fan of Michael Fassbender. Fukanaga's style was, yet again, interesting in this one, and Fassbender maintained a strong presence as usual.
throwback to when i was 12 and a sucker for period romantic shit
rewatch again with Ambs. Those two people are good at acting and I hope they are really in love and that he gets some of his sight back.
"You are not to be trusted at all."
When I was ia junior in college, I was given a Kindle for Christmas. I haven't turned it on in at least six years and I never bought a book for it (I much prefer real, paper books). But, I did download and read a bunch of the free classics that first year of Kindle-ownership and Jane Eyre was one of them. After reading it, I was given this movie and hated it. To be honest, I hated the book too so it wasn't really a surprise.
Technically, the film is very good. The condensation of the story into two hours was done fairly well, but unfortunately it very quickly jumps past…
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