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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…
There are very few classic novel adaptations better than Cary Fukunaga's 'Jane Eyre'. This film is a perfect example of what makes a great adaptation because it stays very true to the source material while finding a fresh perspective and style to translate it through. This is achieved through the masterful direction, cinematography, score, and art direction. Fukunaga finds the perfect blend between Romanticism and Gothic while making the film seem very modern. The script is perfectly paced, condensing what was in the book that did not have to be in the film, and emphasizing the parts of the book that needed emphasizing. The cast is stellar with an especially great performance by Mia Wasikowska as the title character. I would recommend this film to anyone looking for a fantastic period drama/romance with a stunning contemporary flair. 10/10
Short of the original text (and maybe not), this has gotta be the best way to first experience this story. It's constantly gorgeous, with fresh and stunning imagery that packs a lot of emotional weight. The story feels compressed to its essence, dense and concise but without glaring omissions. The romance here is perhaps not as tender, subtle, and warm as Madding Crowd's, but it gains a lot from Jane's depth. Her presentation is masterful, implying a lot of character even in scenarios that don't let it show through. Wasikowska gives Jane a lot of internality without a lot of relevant dialogue.
The Gothic elements are used with a subtle hand; they buoy Rochester and Jane's character development without swallowing them up, and leaves room for other tones. It comes through especially in the environments, and Fukunaga really knows how to show off these places.
Rewatched due to flatmate interest.
Still looks awesome, the locations, costume and cinematography are really impactful in creating the feel of the film. The entire cast but particularly Wasikowska still suits the fantasy/Victorian elements, as well as the off kilter nature of Eyre, whose initial and continued trauma spoke a little louder this time. There's definitely a sense of isolation, particularly in the framing of Eyre in her environments but the romantic and hurtful relationships seem to rise above the isolation POV, almost in a cruel intentional way. like the story of job. Imogen Poots character stood out a little more as the fantasy alternative to Jane, almost like the unfantastical presentation of Jamie Bells character to Jane.
Cary Fukunaga's Jane Eyre is really interesting seeing a period classic be retold with a very distinctive, contemporary style.
The fractured, at times dreamlike narrative structure and editing of the film and the naturally lit cinematography combines with an absolutely mesmerising performance from Mia Wasikowska. The supporting turns from Michael Fassbender and Judi Dench are also great, but make no mistake, this is Wasikowska's film through and through.
Cary Fukunaga is a really interesting and talented director, Sin Nombre was an incredible debut, but Jane Eyre could not be more different. and then he followed this up with the absolutely incredible first season of True Detective! This guy is the real deal, I cannot wait to see Beasts of No Nation.
I love English style of cinematography. BBC Film produces good films, but whenever I see that logo, I feel like the movie's going to be extravagant or boring lol
Cary Fukunaga's rendition of Charlotte Brontë's genre defining gothic romance is a wonderfully beautiful and impressionistic film, with a rich atmosphere and subdued yet powerful performances weaving together in an elegant and emotive retelling of the classic tale.
Fukunaga's direction is immersive and atmospheric, without sliding into overwrought melodrama. Instead, he gives the film a strong emotional center and an equal strong visual aesthetic, working hand in hand with Adriano Goldman's ravishingly beautiful cinematography to create a film that perfectly encapsulates the trademark gothic look of the windswept English moors and looming manors that dot the lonely countryside. Beyond this bleak, yet beautiful landscape, Fukunaga also manages to capture the complex emotions of the story, and infuse every scene between…
I'm not even sure we deserve such a good adaptation of this book, it's basically perfect.
I have to cry everytime i'm watching this film. I know why this is one of my very favorite ones.
Mesmerising visuals and a beautiful score by the great Dario Marianelli give this adaptation a lingering presence. The romance works well thanks to Wasikowska and Fassbender's engaging performances and mutual chemistry. The plot, however, feels rather condensed in comparison to the book. Instead of the spotlight on the Eyre-Rochester romance, I'd have loved to see a more detailed unfolding of Jane's character, and an even stronger focus on the gothic elements.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…