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Director:
Writers:
Charlotte Brontë (novel)
Hugh Whitemore (screenplay) ...
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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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Cast

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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:
Boom mic visible: When Mrs. Fairfax puts down the photograph of a young Mr. Rochester in his bedroom, the boom pole is reflected in the photograph.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Brocklehurst:And what is hell? Can you tell me that?
Young Jane:A pit full of fire.
Mr. Brocklehurst:And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there forever?
Young Jane:No sir.
Mr. Brocklehurst:What must you do to avoid it?
Young Jane:Keep well and and not die, sir.
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24 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Awful, 25 January 2005
Author: pekinman from Illinois

I don't like using the word "awful" to describe any work of the cinema for which a great deal of time, effort, talent and money is spent in its creation but Zefferelli's attempt to adapt Charlotte Brontë's novel 'Jane Eyre' is a total waste of time.

The script is lacking in finesse and power, everything explained to the viewer in no uncertain terms, leaving little to the imagination. The lead actors are woefully miscast, clearly hired for their star names, and the musical score drippy and dull. Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Hurt have absolutely no chemistry with one another at all. She is like a wet noodle, worse even than Joan Fontaine, who at least was capable of some modicum of emotional involvement in what should be a story of frustrated passion. And William Hurt acts the entire film on one tone and that tone is flat and devoid of energy. Of course the limp and vapid script does not aid any of these otherwise fine actors in their efforts to bring any whiff of life to this flick.

Joan Plowright's Mrs Fairfax is like some Disney creation who keeps popping up to sweeten scenes in which she would have been best left out.

There is no mystery surrounding the story of Rochester's first wife. The role of the would-be second wife, played like a Barbie Doll by Elle MacPhearson, is an empty cipher.

Fiona Shaw, a very great actress, is completely wasted as Jane's Aunt, Mrs Reed. She would have been better-cast as Mrs Fairfax. Only Amanda Root, as Jane's beloved school teacher, evokes any authentic sympathy or believability.

I saw this version of 'Jane Eyre' after viewing Robert Young's for British television, made in 1997, starring Ciaran Hinds, Samantha Morgan and Gemma Jones. There is no comparison. Young's vital, romantic and deeply moving version is like an exploding nova compared to Zefferelli's wet squib.

I will be interested now to see the 1970 version with Timothy Dalton, about which I've read some very good things on this web-site. I am amazed at how many people liked Zefferelli's Yorkshire picture book.

About all I can say good about this film is that the house is beautiful and the cinematography vividly colored, beyond that it is a complete dud.

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