Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

still-of-mia-wasikowska-in-jane-eyreMy favorite screen adaptation was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga in 2011, starring Mia Waikowska and Michael Fassbender, screenplay by Moira Buffini.

Now, Thug Notes is a new fascination – I especially liked their recap and analysis of Moby Dick, but we covered that a couple of weeks ago.

Thug Notes – Classical Literature. Original Gangster..

Napkin Note Productions | Thug Notes.


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

    • 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.”

  4. 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.)

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