Friday, October 7, 2011

Jane Eyre

I am part of a group of over 50's ladies basically from our church but others are welcomed and do join us in our activities.
We are called the "Aunty Pearls"
Anything that one of us would like to do or go to is mentioned and the word goes out from one of the three Duchess's to invite us all to join in.
It could be a lunch, a charity walk, a movie, fashion parade or concert, but what ever it is we have a wonderful time of friendship and laughter.
One of the specifications is to wear our pearls

The latest event was to go and see the new movie Jane Eyre.

I had heard that this movie was one of the closest in adaptation to the time (1847)  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was written which made watching it quite enchanting with an insight into the secenery, props and costumes.

The film did miss some of what I would have considered crucial parts but it still was a wonderful movie, one I would like to collect on DVD. It is two hours long but you did not feel like it was dragging, however the parts near the end that I knew seemed to be missed though they are talked about.
As the reviewer I had listened to said it is a story that is best filmed as a series rather than trying to condense it into a movie.

The actors chosen for the parts did an awesome job portraying their character.

Mia Wasikowska - Jane Eyre
Michael Fassbender - Edward Rochester
Judi Dench - Mrs. Fairfax

Jane Eyre  flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester . As she reflects upon the people that have defined her, it is clear that the isolated and imposing residence – and Mr. Rochester’s coldness – have sorely tested her resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. Jane must now act decisively to secure her future and come to terms with the past, and the terrible secret that Mr Rochester is hiding...

I would definitely recommend viewing this if you are at all interested in classic movies of this era.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you! I have been wanting to read Jane Eyre for so long now and just have never gotten around to it. I must get it as soon as I am done with the current book. Then I will see the movie. Thanks again for getting my curiosity going!!!