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Jane Eyre

The movie Jane Eyre was based on the book Jane Eyre.

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Movie details for Jane Eyre

The movie was released in 1996 and directed by Julian Amyes. Jane Eyre was produced by BBC Warner. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Zelah Clarke, Timothy Dalton, Sian Pattenden, Judy Cornwell, Robert James, Kate David, Sally Osborne, Christine Labsalom, Avril Clark, Mary Kenton, Elma Soiron, Colette Barker, Jean Harvey (III), Blance Youinou, Joolia Cappleman, Carol Gillies, Christopher Burgess, Eve Matheson, Mary Tamm and Gabrielle Glaister.

 

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Jane Eyre--the mother of all gothic romances--gets abundant passion in this 11-episode BBC miniseries. Young Sian Pattenden is wonderfully willful and impetuous; viewers will immediately identify with the child Jane as she fights against ill-treatment ... Read More
Jane Eyre--the mother of all gothic romances--gets abundant passion in this 11-episode BBC miniseries. Young Sian Pattenden is wonderfully willful and impetuous; viewers will immediately identify with the child Jane as she fights against ill-treatment at the home of her aunt and at boarding school. It's a shame to see her grow up into Zelah Clarke--until Clarke asserts her own quiet yet fierce spirit. The plot really starts rolling when Jane takes a position as governess at Thornfield, a handsome estate owned by the imperious and tortured Mr. Rochester (Timothy Dalton, a few years before he became James Bond). From there, this 1983 adaptation rips through the perilous highs and devastating lows of Charlotte Bronte's powerful novel, in which the courtship of these two prickly personalities gets twists and turns galore. Though the visual style is a bit pedestrian, the well-crafted script and skillful performances grow more gripping with every episode. The necessary feverishness springs from simple yet effective means, like macabre laughter floating down the halls of Thornfield. The scenes between Clarke and Dalton crackle with chemistry; Bronte fans will not be disappointed. --Bret Fetzer

Book details for Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre was written by Charlotte Bronte. The book was published in 1999 by Broadview Press. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm dr... Read More
Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism, while Charlotte Brontė's striking expose of poor living conditions for children in charity schools as well as her poignant portrayal of the limitations faced by women who worked as governesses sparked great controversy and social debate. Jane Eyre, Brontė's best-known novel, remains an extraordinary coming-of-age narrative, and one of the great classics of literature.