Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

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  1. October 21, 2013

    Great post, I love the Gothic atmosphere that the book conjures up.

    • October 24, 2013

      I think I’d better reread it – it’s been a loooooong time.

  2. Heather in Arles
    October 21, 2013

    Nu-uh! My favorite novel, my favorite filmed version (to date 🙂 and a laugh that I really needed. Oh my goodness. I am off to google Thug Notes because my bet is that dude is probably a colleague from the Jail School of Drama!

    • October 24, 2013

      Jail School of Drama! That is funny. As I said to Vinnie (above) I must reread it now!

  3. October 21, 2013

    Thug notes— brilliant!

    • October 24, 2013

      Really insightful, and I like their hook into the material, very clever.

  4. October 22, 2013

    Oh my! Not sure what to make of that!

    • October 24, 2013

      Check out the rest of their literary analysis, it’s not geared for our age group, but they are GOOD.

      • October 24, 2013

        Yes, I did actually learn quite a bit from their analysis of Jane Eyre.

  5. October 22, 2013

    Reblogged this on The First Gates and commented:
    Thanks to the ever beguiling Vickie, who blogs at Beguiling Hollywood, for the best online laugh in quite a while. She turned her readers on to Dr. Sparky, who offers 21st century literary summaries and analysis at Thug Notes. Watch his take on Jane Eyre and see why it leaves Cliff Notes in the dust!

    • October 24, 2013

      Thank you! What a lovely thing to find when I returned to the website. xox, V

    • October 24, 2013

      Speaking of Gothic, Ms. Angie M., nicely done on The Northern Lights!

      • October 24, 2013

        Well, thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed!

  6. October 24, 2013

    This is my favourite adaptation of JE as well—a controversial statement to some but there’s just an air, quality and sensuality in this production that is lacking in the others. xo

    • October 24, 2013

      The Brontë books just seethed, and I agree, it’s never been captured like this before. Of the Hollywood version from the Golden Era Orson Welles had this to say about Joan Fontaine’s performance, “And she was busy being the humble governess—so fucking humble. Which is a great mistake. Because she’s supposed to be a proud little woman who, in spite of her position, stands up for herself. That’s why she interests this bastard of a man.”

      • October 24, 2013

        I thought you’d like that. Hope you are well, darling. xox

  7. October 29, 2015

    This was my favourite adaptation, too. The first time I watched it I was floored by the passion of it–and of Wasikowska’s headstrong Jane. She was so beautifully, interestingly flawed, but with this incredible toughness and integrity. I felt like both leads played very true to the book. (To be honest, Jane and Rochester both seem like they’d be real pains in the ass. Of course I mean that in the best way. Heh.)

    • October 29, 2015

      I have a feeling the Brontës were the same 😉 .

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