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Jane Eyre

(DVD - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Jane comes to Thornfield Hall as a governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. Denied love all her life, Jane can't help but be attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. But just when Mr. Rochester seems to be returning the attention, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram and her party to stay at his estates. Meanwhile, the secret of Thornfield Hall could ruin all their chances for happiness.
Statement of Responsibility: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation ; screenplay by John Houseman, Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson ; directed by Robert Stevenson
Title: Jane Eyre
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 4 poster cards.
Notes: Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë
Originally released as a motion picture in 1944
Special features: audio commentaries, isolated score and f/x track, feaaturette, Know your ally Britain (United States War Department film directed by Robert Stevenson), restoration comparison, theatrical trailer, production, storyboard and poster galleries
Credits: Director of photography, George Barnes ; editor, Walter Thompson ; music, Bernard Herrmann ; costume designer, Rene Hubert ; production designer, William Pereira.
Performers: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Hillary Brooke ... [et al.]
Summary: Jane comes to Thornfield Hall as a governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. Denied love all her life, Jane can't help but be attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. But just when Mr. Rochester seems to be returning the attention, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram and her party to stay at his estates. Meanwhile, the secret of Thornfield Hall could ruin all their chances for happiness.
System Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Other Language: English (Dolby 2.0, Dolby mono.), French (Dolby mono.) or Spanish (Dolby mono) dialogue; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf or hearing impaired; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Eyre, Jane (Fictitious character) Drama Governesses England Drama Man-woman relationships England Drama Aristocracy (Social class) England Drama Working class women England Drama Films for the hearing impaired
Genre/Form: Feature films
Topical Term: Eyre, Jane (Fictitious character)
Governesses
Man-woman relationships
Aristocracy (Social class)
Working class women
Films for the hearing impaired
Additional Contributors: Stevenson, Robert - 1905-1986
Welles, Orson - 1915-1985
Fontaine, Joan - 1917-2013
O'Brien, Margaret - 1937-
Brooke, Hillary
Brontë, Charlotte - 1816-1855
Publisher No: 2242574
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE J
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Jul 05, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A classic book turned into a classic movie. Orson Wells and Joan Fontaine are brilliant in the movie. The story is full of surprises and mystery. I would put this movie into the Top 100 Movies Ever Made.

Jun 17, 2013
  • marcellmurray rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie was originally going to receive a 3/5 Stars, but was downed to a 2/5 Stars for the most inaccuracy I have seen in a book adaptation. I wanted to watch this one, because I saw the other 3 (or 2 at the time), and might as well seen them all. The second reason why,was because Orson Welles was starring in it and I loved his work in Citizen Kane. (Rosebud) :p Still, I did enjoy him as Mr. Rochester, but again the inaccuracy struck this movie to the grade where it now stands. Jane Eyre is easily 2 hours long(When prominent details are placed)-not 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A looming, gothic adaptation from future Disney masterpiece director Robert Stevenson. Gorgeously photographed with a foreboding score from composer Bernard Herrmann (Citizen Kane, North By Northwest, Psycho, etc.). Orson Welles was the quintessential showman -- he dominates as the dark Rochester. Joan Fontaine was delightful as the obstinate, tormented, delicate heroine. An eleven year old Elizabeth Taylor, and Peggy Ann Garner (of one of my all time favorite films, Elia Kazan's "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn") complement this wonderful classic. Beautiful film. FIVE STARS.

Apr 28, 2012
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Somehow I have never seen this film. It reminded me of Rebecca. Both starred brooding men with troubled but hidden pasts, living in large gothic mansions. Lots of dark shadows and lots of mystery. Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine are excellent in the lead roles.

Aug 16, 2011
  • rtom77 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Orson Welles is the best Mr. Rochester on Film. This is not Disney, but is the work of Robert Stevenson so have included on "classic Disney @ EPL" list.

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Jun 16, 2013
  • marcellmurray rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"Stop your poor congratulations!! You're 15 years too late."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jane Eyre: "Are you going to be married, sir?" Edward Rochester: "Sometime -- why not? ...Well, I suppose you think no one will have me -- well you're wrong. You don't know these young ladies of fashion; they may not admire my person, but I assure you they... dote on my purse..."

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