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PostSubject: Any Jane Eyre fans??   Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:06 pm

If there is anything in life that I am more obsessed with than LH and musical theater, it is most definitely Jane Eyre. I first read it when I was 13. I have now read it more times than I can remember (I honestly can no longer count the times I have read it). I know others have their opinions, but this novel is, for me, perfection. But I won't go on and on about the novel in the TV/Movie section here. Smile Instead, I will tell you that there is a new film version coming out.



And no matter how many times they make a new version of it, I get so excited about seeing it. Is that pathetic or what? Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Any Jane Eyre fans??   Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:33 pm

I've only seen the 1943 (?) version with Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, and an uncredited (and very young) Elizabeth Taylor. I liked that one a lot. I've read the book, but it's been a very long time. This new movie looks quite intense!
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PostSubject: Re: Any Jane Eyre fans??   Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:38 pm

I also saw the same one as Savannah, the one with Liz Taylor but I stopped watching it when Liz got sick and .... Blue



I've heard of this new version. I can't watch the trailer here because my computer here at work is slow as molasses but I'll watch it at home. It looks interesting! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Any Jane Eyre fans??   Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:10 am

Wow, thank you so much for sharing this---I had no idea there was a new one coming out! A friend of mine introduced me to the BBC version which was wonderful and I now own it---the main actors were phenomenal. (Well, I'm impressed with almost all the actors on BBC. Thumbsup). I usually go for the Jane Austen type movies, but Jane Eyre is really captivating due to its darkness and intensity, which is the type of writer Charlotte Bronte was, I hear. I haven't read the book yet, but after seeing the movie, I've been wanting to!

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PostSubject: Re: Any Jane Eyre fans??   Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:17 pm

The version I like has Samantha Morton & Cirian Hinds. I love it! Watched the trailer and the new movie really looks good. It will definitely be on my "to see" list. Are the older versions of Jane Eyre worth watching?



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PostSubject: Re: Any Jane Eyre fans??   Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:43 pm

Savannah wrote:
I've only seen the 1943 (?) version with Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, and an uncredited (and very young) Elizabeth Taylor. I liked that one a lot. I've read the book, but it's been a very long time. This new movie looks quite intense!
I have that one on tape and it has been years since I have watched. I really should watch it again. I can get myself all psyched up for this by watching the different versions. Smile

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I also saw the same one as Savannah, the one with Liz Taylor but I stopped watching it when Liz got sick and .... Blue
Well, I can't say too much about the story then. Just in case you would ever watch this one, or read the book, I don't want to give too much away. Smile

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Wow, thank you so much for sharing this---I had no idea there was a new one coming out! A friend of mine introduced me to the BBC version which was wonderful and I now own it---the main actors were phenomenal. (Well, I'm impressed with almost all the actors on BBC. Thumbsup). I usually go for the Jane Austen type movies, but Jane Eyre is really captivating due to its darkness and intensity, which is the type of writer Charlotte Bronte was, I hear. I haven't read the book yet, but after seeing the movie, I've been wanting to!
Which BBC version was that? There are a couple of them. I am really curious to know which one you saw. There is one thing I generally "warn" people about Jane Eyre if they have never read it before. The beginning kind of drags on a little bit, but as I say, if you don't read that, you will, of course, have no clue as to why Jane is the way she is later in the story. But then again, the first few chapters of a book always bore me. In fact, the only book that I was ever interested in with the first chapter was Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood. But again, I won't ramble on about books here. Smile I will say this, though, is that all of my "warning" to you about the beginning of Jane Eyre won't matter much to you as you have seen a film version first. Smile I have to ask you something off-topic, though. Which Jane Austen adaptation is your favorite? I'm really curious to know. Smile By the way, speaking of "darkness and intensity" in a story, have you ever read/seen a version of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights? I like it (I read it when I was 12 because my mother gave it to me after I saw the 1939 film with Laurence Olivier), but because it is so "dark", I am not so free with the recommendation of it to people. Smile

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The version I like has Samantha Morton & Cirian Hinds. I love it! Watched the trailer and the new movie really looks good. It will definitely be on my "to see" list. Are the older versions of Jane Eyre worth watching?
When I was with Netflix, I discovered a version from 1932, I think, that starred Colin Clive (a.k.a. Dr. Frankenstein to Boris Karloff's monster). It was OK, but it was only like an hour long and when you know the story, it was a pointless little film to make. The Orson Welles-Joan Fontaine version is good for an older movie. I don't care for the George C. Scott version, from the 70's, at all. I have heard of a lot of people liking that one. I just don't. The one that I probably like the best is a BBC version from 1983. People seem to have issues with the one playing Jane, but I don't mind her. This is a long version. I think they are in 30 minute episodes. I finally bought the DVD of it and it was great to see it again. I like how it pretty much tells the entire story. Kind of like the Colin Firth "Pride and Prejudice". I don't care what anyone says, though. Timothy Dalton, in that version, is still my favorite Mr. Rochester! Thumbsup There was the one with William Hurt a few years ago. I actually liked him in there, too, but I thought they didn't spend enough time on the story (which is why I am REALLY hoping this will be a longer film so more of the story will be included). Then there was the most recent BBC version shown on "Masterpiece Theatre" a couple of years ago. I can visualize who was in it, but I can't think of their names. I think his first name is Tobey. And that is all I know. Anyway, that is just what I think of them. I think they are all worth a try. Even the not-so-good ones. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Any Jane Eyre fans??   Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:39 pm

I never watched the movies or the books....But it looks good


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PostSubject: Re: Any Jane Eyre fans??   Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:04 pm

Guess I live under a rock. I've never seen any version of this. It looks wonderful....can't wait to check it out.




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PostSubject: Re: Any Jane Eyre fans??   Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:59 pm

Well, it finally opened here on Friday. I, of course (being as obsessed as I am with this book), HAD to see the first showing! My rating? 9.5/10. Why not a little higher? Well, there are things that I know from the book that I both wanted and expected to happen that didn't. First of all, I am tired of people saying that the one playing Jane is too young. Jane Eyre is 18-19 years old. The actress playing her is like 20-21 years old. How is that too young??? Also, LOVE Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester. I love the character of Rochester, anyway. I always said he was the man that ruined all men for me! I think, very seriously, he could be my favorite Rochester, BUT they didn't give him enough of what he needed for his character. Timothy Dalton is still my number one (yes, I did watch that version for the hundredth time last night to compare). As I was watching Dalton last night, I realized how much they really didn't give Fassbender to really make Rochester come alive. There is particular dialogue that I NEED in these films that they didn't include and it was irritating. Having said that, though, trying to ignore the fact that they omitted so much (and the fact that the ending didn't happen the way that I wanted it to), this was a VERY GOOD film. Honestly? I don't care to go see it where it is playing again (I don't feel like paying for the parking), but I am SO tempted to go see it again! I am looking so forward to the DVD! And it was JUST released here!!!! So, even though the film is lacking some of Rochester's best sarcasm and "smooth talk" that I so desperately wanted in there, I think it is a film well worth seeing! Thumbsup


sweetkrissy2011 wrote:
I never watched the movies or the books....But it looks good
Personally, I think this would be a very good introduction for you then. I really do think it is good for people who have really no knowledge of the story. The older man sitting in the row across from me reacted to everything that was happening. It was kind of cute! Smile
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