Tuesday, August 26, 2008

one more jane eyre post....

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!

6 comments:

Lindsay said...

Sadly, with all the reading I've done (English major), I've never read this book. But you make me want to! I heard it was sad? Well, regardless, it will be next on my list.

Natalie* said...

wasn't it totally worth the 3.5 hours we dedicated to it?! and that's like my 15th time watching at least - yes, girl, you need that DVD. SO the best romance ever written - love love love it and glad you did, too! and would you not concur that mr. rochester beats mr. darcy any day?! yumalishious!!

Olivia said...

wow, those are some gorgeous actors! I'll def have to put that one on my netflix!

Karoliina said...

WELL, i can see this post is quite old, but i felt i needed to say something. I did to think it was a very good adaption of JE, with some exceptions. I read JE about 3 or 4 years ago at first and now i have read it again. Some say it's a chick-book ... but i don't think so. The way the book plays out in my mind makes me a little dissapointed when i see the series, Jane and Mr. Rochester were a bit too beautiful but we'll forgive them that .. But some people who were supposed to be beautiful - weren't. Like Gorgiana Reed and Rosamund Oliver. Actor who played St. John did he's part well but i think they could have managed to find a blonde guy to play him. Anyway, it's not the only adaption ever made and there's gonna be another one in 2010, starring the Alice In Wonderland Mia Waszikowska (don't know if written right). JE 4ever :D !!

Anonymous said...

it's my favorite version.. i'm currently watching the 1997 version on youtube and its just not the same :( and! the 2011 has clips out and it just looks so so so disappointing ;-; i don't know WHY they're even making yet another version. It's absurd! >:(

Anonymous said...

Just read your post - I agree wholeheartedly! the BBc 2006 version is the best ever. I've seen the new version with Mia Waszikowska and it's nowhere near as good there is just not enough passion and intrigue in the two main characters, despite the supporting line up being really good (especially Judi Dench as Fairfax) Jane and Rochester just don't do it for me. Tophy Stephens and Ruth Wilson foreverrrr!