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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.
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…
Great film, watched with my class for literature. Absolutely lovely film, love Michael and Mia
Much less boring than you think. The acting and direction are both great.
Before 'True Detective' and the upcoming 'Crimson Peak', Director Cary Fukunaga and Mia Wasikowska teamed up in the moody yet mesmerizing onscreen adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s literary classic. Oozing with passion and pulsating with conviction, Fukunaga’s JANE EYRE revives the fictional heroine with gothic intrigue and unflinching grittiness that shape Jane to be the redeemed protagonist she truly deserves. The tribulations she experienced in her formative years have steeled her as a woman of agency that is tested when she becomes a young governess to the ward of the enigmatic Mr. Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender). Wasikowska ideally captures Jane’s willowy physique and youth but her acclaimed performance is anchored deeply on her mature beliefs and impassioned declarations that reverberate to…
Un adattamento su cui mi ricredo ad ogni visione, ogni volta di più: scritto in maniera moderna ma rispettosa dell'originale, minimale ed elegante, attenta alle sue componenti più gotiche e all'atmosfera ora austera, ora palpitante.
A fronte di un comparto tecnico impeccabile (Fukunaga e Marianelli su tutti), anche Mia Wasikowska mi sembra ogni volta di più la scelta perfetta: ha quell'aura "eerie" richiesta, ha la fisionomia da period drama (e la sua filmografia lo dimostra) e soprattutto ci mette un qualcosa di dolce e sottile, che emerge sotto traccia.
Beautiful score, wonderful cinematography, and top tier acting make this a minimalist masterpiece.
I'm guessing between this and the 1943 version I'm pretty well covered on the Jane Eyre front, right? Because the story is good, although probably not so transcendent it warrants so many adaptations. This one plays a bit with the structure and has atmosphere for miles (the moors and Thornfield are stark, moody, and haunting), with a Rochester, in Michael Fassbender, who is very nearly the equal of Orson Welles in his prime. Mia Wasikowska is slightly more age appropriate as Jane than Joan Fontaine was while bringing a stoicism to her performance, and somehow Judi Dench was roped in to play Ms. Fairfax with a subservience not at all common to an actor of her stature. I'm not quite…
heidelandschaften auf kalkgestein.
schiefer-, sand- und kreidegestein.
sanft abfallende plateaus.
felstürme und ausgewaschene höhlen.
of god's own country and stark boscage.
A fairly straightforward effort at the period drama. Nothing awful, nothing exemplary. Fassbender solid as ever. Ultimately forgettable though.
Period drama. I love both of the leads and the director, who has since done "True Detective" is incredibly talented, yet this left me mostly unaffected. Everything looked good and was well performed, but the story just didn't connect with me (and yes, I hadn't seen an adaptation of this story before).
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…