Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

DVD - 2011
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Charlotte Bronte's classic story about an orphan who becomes governess of a mansion, and who carries a tormented love for a man named Mr. Rochester.
Publisher: [United States] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, c2011
Branch Call Number: MOVIE JANE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 13, 2016

This is the third version of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre that I have seen in the last three years. All three have been very good and there is enough mystery, convolution, cruelty and love in the story that I was quite emotionally affected by this version. In the olden days, Britain had religious fundamentalists and today America has fundamentalist Southern Baptists. Both groups can be quite scary, strict, and cruel.

Mar 03, 2012

Some books should not be movies, and Jane Eyre is Exhibit A. Look at VPL's list of 13 DVDs, and note the best versions are not movies but mini-series, which give the story a chance to stretch (although...why the Michael Jayston hate? Arguably, his version is closest to the book.) The 2003 version has a near-ideal cast and some daring moments, but can't overcome the story compression, not to mention clunky, over-explicit dialogue and dull direction. Pity. Special to William Hurt haters: yes, he's American, and, horrors! blond. But he captures Rochester's whiny, manipulative side, which other actors are scared to show.

VaughanPLColleen Dec 29, 2011

As an FYI, this film was released in 1996 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Eyre_(1996_film)) and is not the one that was recently in theatres.

Dec 15, 2011

It seems to be missing some elements between the two.


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