Jane Eyre 1934
I thought the movie was delightful and was no worse than most of the Hollywood movies of the time since America was trying to pull it's self out of the great depression. It was the first talking version of this story and moving pictures with audio and it's direction was still in it's infancy. The acting was par for the time in which it was filmed and seemed believable to me. Negative reviews state non adherence to the book which means nothing since 1000's have done that. Frankenstein 1931, herald as a classic was nothing like the original book. Writers in the depression era often changed and smoothed story lines to suit the times. This was for entertainment for a sad society not literary accuracy. People now do not understand that and it is unfair to judge yesterdays achievements through today's eyes. Technology has given us these classic movies. Be thankful.
- Feb 23, 2016
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