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Director:
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Charlotte Brontë (novel)
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Release Date:
12 April 1996 (USA) See more »
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The passionate tale of forbidden secrets!
Plot:
Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Zeffirelli's personal interpretation of Bronte's novel! Really moving! See more (115 total) »

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Directed by
Franco Zeffirelli 
 
Writing credits
Charlotte Brontë (novel)

Hugh Whitemore (screenplay) and
Franco Zeffirelli (screenplay)

Josep Llurba  translation and adaptation

Produced by
Joyce Herlihy .... associate producer
Jean-François Lepetit .... co-producer (as Jean Francois Lepetit)
Dyson Lovell .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... co-executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... co-executive producer
Giovannella Zannoni .... co-producer
Guy East .... executive producer (uncredited)
Riccardo Tozzi .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Claudio Capponi 
Alessio Vlad 
 
Cinematography by
David Watkin 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marden 
 
Casting by
Noel Davis 
 
Production Design by
Roger Hall 
 
Art Direction by
Dennis Bosher 
Raimonda Gaetani 
 
Costume Design by
Jenny Beavan 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Teresa Corridoni .... hair stylist
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Judy Mitchell .... makeup artist
Sarah Monzani .... makeup artist
Martin Samuel .... hair stylist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
 
Production Management
Angela Allen .... post-production supervisor
Riccardo Cardarelli .... production manager
Ray Freeborn .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Benson .... first assistant director
Peter Freeman .... first assistant director: second unit
Mimmola Girosi .... first assistant director (as Maria Teresa Girosi)
Peter Heslop .... second assistant director
Paul Higgins .... third assistant director
Justin Muller .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Allenby .... property master
Dennis Bovington .... construction manager
Karen Brookes .... set dresser
Colin Ellis .... standby props
Adam O'Neill .... draughtsman
Brian Read .... property buyer
John Rose .... storyboard artist
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Stan Fiferman .... foley artist
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
David Stephenson .... sound mixer
Nicholas Stevenson .... sound editor
Tim J. Carroll .... consultant: Dolby Digital (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jeff Clifford .... special effects
Ricky Farns .... special effects (uncredited)
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunt coordinator
Joss Gower .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Atherfold .... camera trainee
Robert Binnall .... first assistant camera
Fred Brown .... best boy (as Freddie Brown)
Derek V. Browne .... director of photography: second unit
Clive Coote .... still photographer
Tommy Finch .... gaffer (as Tom Finch)
Wick Finch .... gaffer: second unit
Mark Moriarty .... focus puller
Clive Prior .... second assistant camera
Jimmy Turrell .... camera operator: second unit
 
Casting Department
Paula Chevallet .... casting: France
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Oded Levy .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Cooke .... costume trainee
Jenny Hawkins .... wardrobe assistant
Janet Tebrooke .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Dan Edelstein .... supervising editor
Kevin Holt .... second assistant editor
Matthew Tucker .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stefano Arnaldi .... orchestrator
Claudio Capponi .... orchestrator
Angelo Giovagnoli .... music coordinator
Claudio Messina .... music producer
Graham Sutton .... music editor
Alessio Vlad .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Angela Allen .... script supervisor
Sabrina Canale .... personal assistant: Franco Zeffirelli
Juliette Caron .... dialogue coach
Sheila Carter .... choreographer
Marcello Daciano .... script supervisor
Noola Delaney .... location manager
Wayne Docksey .... animal master
Wayne Docksey .... farm animals (as Wayne Doxey)
Francesca Dowd .... production assistant
Lorraine Fennell .... production coordinator
Debbie Kaye .... horses and carriages
John Kearney .... horse wrangler
Gerard Naprous .... riding horses
Rachel Neale .... location manager
Caroline Pope .... choreographer
Tristan Whalley .... international publicity
Colin Bishop .... post-production script (uncredited)
V. Renee Taylor .... mix assistant: New York (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Roger Arar .... special thanks
Marian Davis .... special thanks
Carol Levi .... special thanks
Maggie Pope .... special thanks
Giuseppe Proietti .... special thanks
Alberto Soffientini .... special thanks
Rita Vergantini .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements and brief violence
Runtime:
112 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: When young Jane and Helen Burns are lying together in bed, their hands and arms jump around between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Rochester:Sometimes I have the strangest feeling about you. Especially when you are near me as you are now. It feels as though I had a string tied here under my left rib where my heart is, tightly knotted to you in a similar fashion. And when you go to Ireland, with all that distance between us, I am afraid that this cord will be snapped, and I shall bleed inwardly.See more »
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32 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Zeffirelli's personal interpretation of Bronte's novel! Really moving!, 13 October 2004
Author: Marcin Kukuczka from Cieszyn, Poland

Bronte's novel JANE EYRE has been brought to screen several times so far. This adaptation filmed by Franco Zeffirelli seems to me the most individual one. The director does not copy the book but entails his personal feelings and evaluations to the strange fate of Jane Eyre throughout the movie.

The film is made wonderfully: the cast, the music, the entire convention - It supplies the viewer with the right picture of the Victorian England. I particularly liked the scenes shot at Haddon Hall with William Hurt. He shines in his role! GREAT ACTOR! He memorably stresses Rochester's goodness combined with his boredom and fear of love, caused by his tragic life experience.

The sense of suspicion is also felt throughout. Jane (Charlotte Gainsbourg) comes to Mr Rochester's castle and hears strange laughter. It is much later when it occurs that it was Rochester's insane wife (Maria Schneider).

The way love is showed is very "Zeffirellian". He loves to show delicate love that is raising in time. There is a feeling on both sides, but it is Rochester who tries to show it first, especially because he considers Jane "an angel of happiness" that appeared in his tragic life. Jane is more "shy" but her way of dealing with Rochester changes, too.

The "Zeffirelian" way of showing love is also expressed when applied to friendship. Consider how Franco Zeffirelli shows the friendship between Helen Burns (Leanne Rowe) and Jane Eyre (Anna Paquin). One of the most touching moments of the movie is when Helen Burns dies and tells Jane that God cares for us. She was the girl that could notice everyone, even the orphan who was let down and terribly ignored by pious and pure "victorian teachers". Faith, open eyes connected with love and open heart is what Zeffirelli loved to show in most of his films.

The music is one of the best from the films I have seen so far. It's very moody but supplies the viewer with wonderful, sometimes even mystical experience. For long after seeing the film for the first time, the music, somehow unconsciously, rang in my ears. Really worth attention!

Maybe some people will treat my opinion with some irony but I must say that Zeffirelli's JANE EYRE can be watched many times and each time one can discover something new, something valuable, teaching, and moving.

TOUCHED INTO TEARS! That's what I feel whenever I watch this incredible film.

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