2.9.11

Wallpaper: Jane Eyre

I recently watched the new adaptation of Jane Eyre (2011).
The actors were really good 
(and beautiful, too, which doesn't happen in the book, but I liked watching them for two hours). 

I am very critical of book adaptations, and especially so when the book is one of my most favorite ones in the whole world. I happened to be in the middle of one of my rereadings of Jane Eyre, and it didn't help that I kept comparing the movie to the book. 
I didn't approve of it, as was expected, and I had to bang my head a couple of times on the bedpost, which was rather unpleasant.

BUT.

I found that it had many original phrases from the book, in fact it contained the most faithful phrases I have ever heard on a Jane Eyre adaptation (apart, of course, from the 1983 one).
Also, it focused on Jane and Rochester's relationship, which was nice -I always wish these films wpuld skip the boring parts about her childhood and St. John- although it did not contain a few of my favorite scenes, and, as a result, the romance didn't seem half believable to me. 
All in all, it was better than I had expected it to be, and worse at the same time.

So, I watched it three times almost non-stop, then proceeded to watch the eight or seven other adaptations of Jane Eyre I own, and then watched it again. 
Then, I made a wallpaper.
You can right-click on it, as usual, although if you use it, credit would be nice.



Please let me know if you watched it
and what you think. 
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6 comments:

Cathy said...

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books. I was very excited to see this movie but was a little disappointed. I agree, the actress was a little to pretty for the plain Jane of the book. I loved Jane's kind character and sweet personality in the book but found this movie didn't capture it. Being only 2 hours it also left out so much of the book. It was beautifully made and the acting was good but no comparison to this classic book. I would definitely recommend the book over this movie. :)

Cathy said...

Alexandra - also thanks for following too! Have a wonderful day!

Carla Capshaw said...

Hi Alexandra,

Taking into account that this was a two hour movie, I thought it was really well done. The actors did a great job, imo and I thought the film distilled the romance in a lovely way. The scenery was gorgeous and I think this is the first JE that really gave me the sense of isolation Thornfield has in the book. I especially liked Michael Fassbender as Rochester -- but then I loved him in 300, too, so maybe I just like him. LOL

Like you, I get tired of the childhood scenes and always skip them when watching other versions of the movie that I have. My favorite, favorite verisons have Ciran Hines and Toby Stephens as Mr. R., but I thought Michael F. brought an interesting "behind the eyes" cynicism that I haven't seen in the other actors.

alexandra george said...

Cathy, thanks for your comment. I agree with you, obvisouly, but I always make excuses for flims that are book adaptations, like this one, because I love the fact that they fill my head with images from the book.
They make me dream. And this movie totally did that.
God bless :)

Carla, I can't believe how much I agree with you, I could have written the exact same things in my post... I think we have similar taste in some things, that would explain why I love your books so much also... :) God bless xoxo

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Hi Alexandra! I wanted to let you know that I've awarded you "The Versatile Blogger Award" on my blog, http://gwendolyngage.blogspot.com/ Congratulations!

alexandra george said...

thank you so much Gwendolyn