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Jane Eyre (1944)
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Summary: Small, plain and poor, Jane Eyre comes to Thornfield Hall as governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. Denied love all her life, Jane can't help but be attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. But just when Mr. Rochester seems to be returning the attention, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram and her party to stay at his estate. Meanwhile, the secret of Thornfield Hall could ruin all their chances for happiness. (imdb)
Genres: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Directed By: Robert Stevenson
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na hoolie
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na TheRev
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na paulofilmo paulofilmo
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I actually had to orient myself to Welles' accent. I'd describe this as a poor adaptation of Jane Eyre, but still adequately romantic.
na dharmabum dharmabum
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na IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
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na mariestdenis mariestdenis
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na negative
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na ise ise
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na DougReese DougReese
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na lex lex
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The scenes between Jane and Rochester (portrayed to perfection by Welles) are so captivating that they pretty much make up for the hopelessly rushed beginning and ending. Though Welles isn't the credited director, I can't help but notice his more than likely influence in some of the shots.
na chiphall72
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na PerryStroika PerryStroika
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na robixsmash
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na TNMomof5
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na bestauntie
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na eyelit eyelit
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na jacobb1313 jacobb1313
71
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Great cinematography (was Welles back there helping the grips?), with a love story that must have inspired Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It's too heavy-handed in its ending, which is unfortunately overtly melodramatic to the point of illiciting laughter.
na Parallax Parallax
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"A well-constructed piece of studio work, with vivid black-and-white cinematography under matte painting skies that creates a turbulent, oppressive mood." - Jeremiah Kipp
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na Sinister Sinister
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na Moribunny Moribunny
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While I haven't seen all Jane Eyre adaptations, I am getting the notion that while this may not be the most comprehensive one, it is possibly the closest there is to a "definitive" movie version. The rushed ending is a glaring weakness. Much of its strength lies in the fine acting. Orson Welles plays Mr. Rochester with a suitable peacock-like puffiness that is owed less to his acting than to his correct typecasting, but he does take the effort to inject the character with some brooding.
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na burkayadalig burkayadalig
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a bit rushed (especially the end) but the excellent cinematography and acting compensate it...
na mightysparks mightysparks
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I thought it was ok, but it felt very rushed. It was hard to find the characters and their actions believable due to the lack of development. I liked the scenes of Jane's childhood much more than the rest because it worked better on its own, whereas the latter scenes really needed more understanding of the characters. The cinematography is really nice and it's entertaining enough, though overly melodramatic at times.
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Succinct adaptation of the Bronte classic. Strong characterizations from Wells.
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na KasperL KasperL
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It's good. About equal to the 2011 version.
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