Sep 7, 2011

JANE EYRE [2011]

Director: Cary Fukunaga
Writer: Charlotte Brontë (novel), Moira Buffini(screenplay)
Starring:  Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Jamie Bell

„It’s you, you rare, unearthly thing”- Mr. Rochester
„You, sir, are the most fantome-like of all”- Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books and I think their love story is one of the most intriguing, interesting and passionate I have ever read or seen! You can compare it to Heathcliff and Cathy, or Elizabeth Bennett and Mister Darcy and many more! Speaking of these two in particular, it has the romantic side of the Jane Austen novel, but also the seriousness and bitterness of the Bronte one. It is trully special and I love it because the characters are complex, unique and when they come together, it may seem strange, but it feels so right!

Being a big fan of the Charlotte Bronte novel, you can’t not love this movie. It follows almost perfectly the book, with the exception of the flashbacks and the omission of some minor details that are not so important.
As the 1996 version, the story moves rather fast in the begining, but director Cary Fukunaga focuses mainly on the love story between the characters, which is the most appealing of all. Unlike the last version, now you have their conversations, their little moments in the garden in which you can learn more about them and see the relationship developing as the story goes on. I love that!

This adaptation is wonderfully done, starting with the beautiful cinematography and lighting, all the way to the casting. Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender perfectly portray their parts and I have to give a special mention to Jamie Bell, for that, as well.

It is similar to Pride and Predjudice in some ways, and I discovered I love that period of time, where women always stood tall, acted like ladies, where the gentlemen were real men, on which you can count on, and honour,trust and family were highly considered.

If you read the book, or if, like myself, love the 1800s, you should see it! It is wonderful!

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