Jane Eyre versions and their ranking...in my oh so Eyre-filled mind!
Development of Jane and Rochester's relationship and dialogue therein. The only version of the five I've seen where you understand how they come to love eachother, and just how deep that connection is. So many of the great moments between Jane and Rochester and their very revealing conversations are kept true to spirit.
Portrayal of Rochester's Character- his moodiness, obsession and possesiveness with Jane, early sarcasm and cynicism are all best in this one though his look is a little off. Just a LITTLE mind you.
Portrayal of Sinjin and Sisters- so often this part of the story is rushed over and St. John, Diana, and Mary are very often not given real characters. Here they present them wonderfully.
Very short portrayal of Jane's Childhood ” - amiNotAwake
Jane as a whole (Character and Look) Mia is an amazing Jane. Captures her passion, restraint, intelligence, understanding, the essence of Jane Eyre
Rochester as a whole (Character and Look)
Proposal Scene (The 'bleeding inwardly' line just wrenches at one's heart)
Wedding Scene and Meeting the Wife
Pleading Scene-Fassbender captured the extremeties in Rochester's character brilliantly. Jane's struggle, yet determination and strength-Mia got it all perfect.
Atmosphere-I truly felt in the novel, at Thornfield.
Non-linear plot-maybe I'm being a little radical but I loved this new form.
Brevity of story, background, relationship devolpment ” - amiNotAwake
Grace Poole/Bertha mystery is shown best in this version
Fire Scene - Best of Dalton
Rochester's Pleading - Dalton also did very well in this scene. You truly feel his desperate need for Jane.
Zelah's performance as Jane
Poor Production ” - amiNotAwake
Young Jane/ Portrayal of Jane's childhood and the oh so rare inclusion of Ms. Temple
William Hurt as Rochester; he only worked in Rochester's vulnerable moments.
Jane was a ghost of what she should be. ” - amiNotAwake
The BEST part is Jane's childhood. They did an excellent job. Peggy Ann Garner as little Jane is perfection. Little Taylor did well also. Orson Welles was okey-dokey, but I very much did not like Joan Fontaine. Blaaacchh. Bad casting there, bad acting. Never really understood her appeal. Maybe I just need to see her in more films.
Anyways overall okay. Forgettable. ” - amiNotAwake
Where William Hurt was all vunerability in '96 Ciarian Hinds was all roughness and angst.
I have only seen this one once and it was quite a while ago. Maybe a revisit will joggle my memory and I'll be able to list some good qualities as I did with the others. ” - amiNotAwake