And in the spirit of the Jane giveaway we've got going on, here is the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Jane Eyre. It stars Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender and is set to release March 11th here in the U.S. I think it looks perfectly awesome and I'm so excited I can hardly wait. They've certainly adapted this story a number of times over the years and people tend to have definite opinions about their favorite version. Me, I get a little thrill with every one as it's just one of my favorite stories ever. So, who's going to go see it?
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
So I was about to complain about how we don't need ANOTHER version, but that looks really, really good. :) The actress playing Jane seems excellent.ReplyDelete
My main problem with movie versions of JE are that they are too short. You really lose stuff when it's all condensed into a couple of hours.
My favourite version is still the old BBC adaptation - a mini-series - from at least 25 years ago. Timothy Dalton as Rochester (*swoon*) and Zelah Clarke as Jane. To this day, I think she's the best Jane ever. God, I'm really showing my age here. I saw it when it was first on TV, I was about 10... Heh. ;)
Thanks for sharing. Also, if you're interested in seeing Dalton and Clarke, here's a clip. Listen to the lovely music!
I can't wait for this! I saw the PBS/BBC version they did a few years ago and it was okay, but I think Fassbender is going to be a great Rochester. Okay, maybe he's a little too good-looking but I'm not complaining!ReplyDelete
I saw this trailer last night and was all, "Oooh, I'm in!" I love Jane Eyre so much as a story. And I do love Mia Wasikowska. She's a really talented actress. Not to mention my deep and abiding love of costume drama.ReplyDelete
I'm SO in!
Oh man I want to see this like right now.ReplyDelete
I saw this trailer earlier today and it looks great! I want to see it :DReplyDelete
I'm soooo excited for this. Oh my goodness.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure how I feel about the actor playing Mr. Rochester but Mia looks like she'll pull of Jane Eyre gracefully. She certainly has that direct stare that Mr. Rochester likes, lol.ReplyDelete
I watched the trailer earlier today and I think it looks very interesting. I'm definitely going to see it. You know I'm a big fan of the most recent Masterpiece Theatre version. I loved Toby Stephens as Rochester and thought Ruth Wilson was a perfect Jane.ReplyDelete
I love the trailer. I haven't watched any version of Jane Eyre before, and would love to.ReplyDelete
I'm totally there.ReplyDelete
Great minds think alike, Ang! Hope you're having a blast in CA.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness!!! My sister and I always watch the BBC version (Jane Eyre is her favorite book) This one will be a definite sister date! It looks awesome :) can't waitReplyDelete
This version looks like it's a bit more spooky than the others...it look's good, but I think the Masterpiece version is going to be hard to beat.ReplyDelete
Oh.Em.Gee. They are making a Jane Eyre movie?! I liked the old one with William Hurt but I practically squeed out loud when I saw this trailer.ReplyDelete
Looks so good! Just like I imagined everything when I read the book. Except Mr, Rochester was uglier in my head hahaReplyDelete
Is it March 11 yet? ;)ReplyDelete
Oh I'll definitely see it!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see this. Oh, the suspense!ReplyDelete
Not sure I liked the actress in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, but I think she could be a better Jane than Alice. Looking forward to it.ReplyDelete
I really HATE when they adapt my favorite books as movies....BUT this actually looks AMAZING!ReplyDelete
It's so great to hear everyone else's excitement! Ramps mine up threefold. :) I can't wait.ReplyDelete
So excited to see "Jane Eyre" return to the big screen! I think that Mia Wasikowska will make a good Jane. Thanks for posting this trailer!ReplyDelete
The Jane Eyre 2006 DVD is my favorite adaptation. Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens was spectacular in that version. It would be hard topping that but I'm looking forward to watching the 2011 film nonetheless. :)ReplyDelete