Jane Eyre (2011)


"No. No. Jane do you love me." Rochester

"No. No. Jane do you love me." Rochester

☆ Masterpiece 

Jane Eyre (2011) is a sprawling, exquisitely crafted Gothic love story.

Directed by Cary Fukunaga.

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell and Judi Dench among others.


This version of Jane Eyre by Cary is the first time I understood fully the repressed sexual desires that Charlotte Brontë hid within the subtext of her characters actions and setting. There isn't one moment throughout the film that Fukunaga does not fill with repressed sexual desires and or tension. Cary also employs stunning visuals both interior and exterior to add to the drama as it unfolds. To me the true genius of a director shows itself when they understands the underlying subtext of the material and keeps the story and visuals focused solely on bringing up and capturing on film the subtext that percolates just under the actors surface during their journey. Compare what happens with Cary's camera and visuals with Abdellatif Kechiche camera and visuals in La Vie D'Adele - Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013). Both directors stories are about forbidden love and repressed sexual desires. In both films the actors do a masterful job of bringing the subtext of their characters and the story to the surface. Fukunaga manages to assist the actors in bringing the subtext to the surface by creating an atmosphere of tension. Kechiches' actors have to repeatedly create the tension on their own as Abdellatif repeatedly abandons his actors subtext for physical actions.

In the scene below I fell in love with Mia, Michael and Cary for finally letting all the repressed sexual desires and love to explode at the end of the scene. Watch how Mia holds back the tears throughout the scene. Michael wisely allows Mia to control the scene, so she can unleash her pent up desires. Cary uses simple closeups until the last moment in the scene when he switches to a long shot. Also note how its the first time these two are in full sunlight and outdoors. What an incredible scene.



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Trivia - The inheritance of 20,000 British Pounds that John, Jane's uncle leaves her is equivalent today to $45.5 million dollars.



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