I brought the book home, read it, loved it and reread it several times since. I bought an English version a couple of years later, but I must admit, every time I reread it, I go for the (now slightly battered, almost 23 y.o.) copy I bought when I was fifteen.
More about this book can be found on my bookblog A corner of the library.
I once saw the eighties miniseries with Timothy Dalton as mr. Rochester, and I really liked that. I loved how the scenes I knew so well came to live.
Recently I also saw the movie that was made in 2011, with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender as Jane and Rochester. I liked the fact that this movie began with the moment Jane runs away from Thornton Hall, and we find out what happened to her in flashbacks.
Here are a few impressions of the film. Well worth viewing in my mind!
|Aunt Reed, look at the marvellous details in her dress|
|Jamie Bell as Rivers. Who would have thought this boy who wanted to be a ballet dancer (Billie Eliott) could be such a strict minister!|
|Dame Judi Dench, in a role that seemed a little 'light' for her.|
|Rochester and Jane, after she saved him from the fire.|
|Jane and Rochester, in the Springtime|
|Need I say more?|
|Michael Fassbender is a very good Rochester in my mind. I think I even like him better than Timothy Dalton.|
|Mia Wasikowska is a good Jane Eyre, although it took me some time to get used to her.|
|Final scene were Jane comes to Rochester after the terrible fire that cost him his eyes. Beautiful and heartbreaking.|