Variations on a quiet wedding
Posted: 14 Sep 2011 @ 00:00
Rachel Boulding looks at Jane Eyre on large screen and small
USUALLY, Jane is too pretty, Thornfield Hall too grand, and Rochester too ruggedly charming; and no one has a clue about the attractiveness of St John Rivers. The list of elements that film and TV adaptations of Jane Eyre get so out of sync with the novel is even longer than this — and the latest version (Cert. PG) is no different.
The new film crams Charlotte Brontë’s work into a taut two hours, but at least avoids one of the other common pitfalls — that of ...
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