Jane Eyre

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by ioana, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    I went to a screening of this last night in Boston and thought it was very well done. Cary Fukunaga and Mia Wasikowska were there after the screening for Q&A's and he mentioned not watching any of the previous versions of JE besides the one by Orson Welles. That's part of the reason why I loved the movie. It was a fresh take on the story. Major :respec: for staying true to the book while making it appealing to people who aren't your typical Merchant Ivory fans.

    Judi Dench was brilliant as the house keeper -don't remember anyone else making that part memorable or funny, but that's why she's such a great actress. And, the first conversation between Mr. Rochester & Jane Eyre was done v. well. Definitely go see the movie if you get a chance -I thought it was well worth it :)!
     
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  2. Stefanie

    Stefanie Well-Known Member

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    Do you know if this is going to be released everywhere or only in "select cities"?
     
  3. cygnus

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    Ive seen several versions of this story and enjoyed them all in different ways. I am very much looking forward to this one! :)
     
  4. Fergus

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    It has a brilliant cast, can't wait! :cheer2:
     
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    It would appear it's only in select cities, and not in the Chicago area. Bummer, because I was really looking forward to seeing this. :( Hopefully it gets a wide release soon!
     
  6. ioana

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    I think the first release date for 'select theaters' is March 18th. I'm hoping it does well enough to start showing in more cities afterwards.
     
  7. SaSherka

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    Cary Fukunaga!
    The film opens in limited release this Friday, with staggered release all over the country. Check the imdb and Facebook pages for more info.
     
  8. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    I'm dying to see this (and can't believe most of us have to wait so long. I'm sick of all this "opening in limited release" garbage!). Thanks so much for the review, ioana!
     
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  9. Andrushka

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    I am very much interested in seeing this.Jane Eyre has always been one of my favorite books.
     
  10. Artemis@BC

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    I'm glad it's getting good reviews, and I hope to be seeing it soon, but ... is it just me, or does this seem like the 8th Jane Eyre screen treatment in as many years?
     
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  12. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Arlington on the 25th! YAY! :cheer2:
     
  13. Eden

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    Too bad I'll have to wait so long to watch it, but I will definitely go to see it.
     
  14. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    I am not sure, not really a fan of Mia Wasikowska.
     
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  15. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen her in anything. Alice in Wonderland didn't look all that interesting to me.
     
  16. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    It sucked.
     
  17. Eden

    Eden Well-Known Member

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    She played in Defiance, as Chaya Dziencielsky who becomes the wife of Asael Bielski (played by Jamie Bell).

    She also played in The Kids Are All Right as the lesbian's couple daughter.
     
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  18. emason

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    Well, I saw Jane Eyre today and all I can say is "what a massive disappointment." There is no chemistry between the leads. The movie starts off very well but falls flatter than a pancake by the halfway point and just plods along endlessly from then on. Wasikowska is not good at all; she's not the least bit interesting - just flat, flat, flat.

    I give the whole thing a B+ at best; it falls into the category of what I call a "well-intentioned failure."
     
  19. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Yes, this confirms my impression of her as Alice in Wonderland. Blah and meh.
     
  20. gkelly

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    Which puts her about on par with Joan Fontaine? ;)
     
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    It's been so long since I've seen that version that I don't remember anything about it.
     
  22. Wyliefan

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    Ah, interesting -- so she does marry "St. John" in that one. :)
     
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  23. Grannyfan

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    My favorite version of Jane Eyre is a mini-series I saw on PBS or A&E years ago with Timothy Dalton and Zelah Clarke. My least favorite is probably the Orson Welles/Joan Fontaine one.
     
  24. IceAlisa

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    Mine too! If only because the Soviet Ministry of Culture deemed it worthy and bought it for TV. Millions of Soviet women had crushes on Timothy Dalton. :lol:
     
  25. Wyliefan

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    Just got back and I'm really pleased with the adaptation. I thought it captured the spirit and feel of the book beautifully. And I thought both leads were brilliant. I might have liked to see them age Fassbender a little -- I always think of Rochester as older than that -- but otherwise I wouldn't change a thing about either of them.
     
  26. pollyanna

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    Except it did have the already incredibly lovely Elizabeth Taylor as Jane's beautiful young friend Helen at Lowood School whose curls got cut off and who died of consumption.