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George C. Scott,
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
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[Jane is not at all in a mood to watch and listen. She goes out. Rochester follows her]
Jane! Where are you going?
To bed, sir. I'll send Sofie for Adele.
Look at me. You are depressed. What for?
Nothing, sir. Nothing. I'm not depressed.
But you are. There are tears in your eye. You see, one has slipped from the lash and fallen... Very well. I excuse you tonight.
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This movie's greatest strength is George C. Scott as Rochester. He is stern, abrupt, powerful, and playful - his character is fascinating and we can see why Jane becomes fascinated by him. Physically, too, he embodies the Rochester of the novel - large and athletic, not exactly handsome, but not exactly ugly, either. His performance makes this movie worth seeing.
The rest of the cast is competent, with special mention of the actress who plays Blanche Ingram. She plays that character with an important degree of authority to remind us of Jane's vulnerability.
I believe that anyone studying either the novel or the adaptations of Jane Eyre would benefit from watching this version.
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