I totally failed on the Books-to-Movie challenges this summer, for some reason I have had a hard time getting them done, which is not to say that I haven’t seen movies (LOVED Captain America) or read books (averaging about 10 a week) but I have not done a decent job with the challenges. I am excited that this version of Jane Eyre is being released on DVD on August 16th so what better way to get back on track then with finishing this book and movie, just a couple of months late. So here is the intro one more time…
I know that previously we have done Jane Eyre as a books-to-movie challenge but with the new version released in theaters (I know that it is limited release, my sisters in a small town in Utah are very upset that they have to wait until the DVD release to see it) that not everyone will be able to read and watch but I really want to talk about it so that is the challenge for May.
You can read the original Jane Eyre intro here when we discussed the 2006 BBC mini-series version. and the report of the film version can be found here. The version we will be discussing this month is the 2011 version starring Mia Wasikowska as Jane, Michael Fassbender as Rochester and Dame Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax.
Some things to keep in mind while reading and watching: Do you think the length of the film was enough to even attempt a story filled with this much depth? What did you think of the actors/actresses portrayal of the characters? How do you feel about the changes they made to the story in the film version?
So pull up a book, a bucket of popcorn, and let the fun begin!
I also thought I would share this music video, the music by My Chemical Romance surprisingly fits with the gothic nature of this story.