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Jane Eyre (1970)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  24 March 1971 (USA)
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Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen and eventually she... See full summary »

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Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen and eventually she and Edward Rochester, owner of Thornfeild and Adele's guardian, fall in love. Suddenly, when Jane is about to win the happiness she deserves, a dark secret comes to light, and it will take all of her courage, love and understanding to triumph. Written by Julianna Peterson

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Another Good Adaptation of a Classic Romance
11 May 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The orphan girl Jane Eyre is sent by her aunt Mrs. Reed to Lowood Institution, a charity school for orphans directed by the religious and harsh Mr. Henry Brocklehurst. Jane has a tough childhood without love in the boarding school, where she loses her best friend Helen Burns. When Jane (Susannah York) reaches adulthood, she is hired by Mrs. Fairfax (Rachel Kempson) as the governess of Adele, who is the rejected daughter of the master of Thornfield Edward Rochester (George C. Scott), and leaves Lowood. Jane moves to the manor and sooner she feels an unrequited love by her master. When Mr. Rochester gives a party to the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram (Nyree Dawn Porter), Jane decides to find another job. However, Mr. Rochester breaks with Blanche and proposes Jane, despite their different social classes and age. However, a gloomy secret from Mr. Rochester's past affects their lives and Jane Eyre does not marry him. She wanders and is saved by the religious St. John Rivers (Ian Bannen) and his two sisters. St. John Rivers is a man of God and wants Jane Eyre to join his journey to India. But Jane still loves Mr. Rochester and St. John Rivers does not love her like a woman.

"Jane Eyre" is another good adaptation of the classic romance of Charlotte Brontë. I have just watched the 1943 version and it is inevitable the comparison between the two films. Jane Eyre is described as a plain woman and Susannah York fits better and better to this description than the sweet and gorgeous Joan Fontaine. George C. Scott has a good performance but it is impossible to compare him to the powerful Orson Welles. The atmosphere in black and white of the 1943 film is impressive while in this television version everything and everywhere is colorful and does not fit to the Gothic fiction of Charlotte Brontë. However, this 1970 version is more faithful to the novel after the unsuccessful marriage of Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester, with an adult discussion of the couple and more accurate fate of Jane. My vote is six.

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