for those of you not interested in jane eyre (but i cannot imagine this) be forewarned that this is a full-blown jane eyre
post. HOWEVER, if you enjoy beauty, at all, keep reading- or at least browse these pictures. there are some very beautiful people in this post!
last night i had the pleasure (thank you natalie!!) of seeing the 2006 bbc version of jane eyre. i WILL own a copy of this dvd!!! it was intense and beautiful and....oh....sigh....the sexual tension was palpable. it really stayed true to the book in every way. in fact, there were whole passages that seemed to be quoted directly from the book. it put you in england. you could feel the damp, cold, draftiness of thornfield hall. the waist-sinching, bust-heaving bodices make you unconsciously sit upright in your seat. and the emotions. ah, the emotions leave you thristy for more longing looks and passionate kisses dripping with romance! the main characters, jane eyre and mr. edward rochester are supposed to be plain, even a bit ugly. in this adaptation i did not find this to be the case. in fact, the opposite was true. these two actors are gorgeous and captivating!
i mean, seriously, just look at ruth wilson....she is stunning!
this photo is not from jane eyre. it is from one of her other projects. this look is very UN-jane. but it shows ruth in a very different way. with or without make-up, she is gorgeous. no?
and then we come to dear, tortured mr. rochester. played by toby stephens. of course i had to google him and see what other projects he has done. he is obsession-worthy, for sure!
do you see what i mean????
i really could go on and on about the book, the movie, the actors....all of it. if you haven't read the book, do! read the book first, then see THIS version. you won't be sorry. but be warned...it may get under your skin and turn into a mild, or not so mild, obsession! happy reading!