Classic Romantic Moment | Jane Eyre and Edward
Writing about favorite romantic moments is one of my favorite things. There is something "magical" about revisiting such moments, particular those of the old fashioned variety.
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Today, as a part of their "Classic Romantic Moment" series, I took the opportunity to write about my favorite adaptation of Jane Eyre. 2011's Focus Features version is quiet and by comparison "passionless," but the poetic scripting and brilliant cast makes it (easily) my favorite version. I've yet to see the ITV adaptation, which I hear is beautiful, but by comparison to the William Hurt version, the Michael Fassbender led period drama is my most favored.
FILM REVIEW: Jane Eyre (2011)
Below I've added a snippet, with links, of my article spotlight. If you want to come by and have a look, let me know (there or down below) which your favorite version or moment of this classic gothic love story is!
Classic Romantic Moment | Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester
THE FILM: Jane Eyre (2011)
THE PAIR: Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) and Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender)
THE MOMENT: Edward begs Jane to stay with him.
Confession Time: The gothic era has never really been my thing. But then, perhaps part of this stems from my ineptitude to read the novels on which the classic films are inspired by. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed the touches of gothic in The Making of a Lady, and with each viewing, I’ve grown to appreciate it even more. The one gothic romance, however, I did always find fascinating from day one was the Charlotte Bronte classic Jane Eyre and the gorgeous love story between Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester.
Something about it was enchanting as if it walked through a beautiful kind of darkness. Maybe it was the fact that I grew up with the 80s Timothy Dalton version (which is really quite good despite its misfortune to have been produced in the 80s) or maybe it’s the Beauty and the Beast themes or the complexities of forgiveness. Either way, this, in many of its reincarnations has always been one of my favorites. Continue Reading ➔