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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 Al Chambers
86
T5
na CMQuinn
9
T9
na Darbicus
60
T6
na Starecase
80
T6
na Parallax
76
T4
na dharmabum
78
T7
na Dogubomb
40
T4
na imdb
77
T9
na avgcrtckr
64
T8
na chiphall72
81
T8
na drowsybaker
60
T5
na jeff_v
72
T7
na superkell89
82
T4
na burkayadalig
87
T9
a bit rushed (especially the end) but the excellent cinematography and acting compensate it...
na KasperL
70
T7
It's good. About equal to the 2011 version.
na EchoWilder
71
T3
na FunkyAstro
60
T6
na Pats_London
80
T6
na Bufo1944
95
T10
na sanguinary
75
T7
na blucthulhu
80
T8
na OfTheAllies
35
T1
na mjjoao
90
T10
na ZapperLife
53
T6
na Woody92
85
T4
na avb
80
T5
na skittlez
86
T6
na lex
80
T6
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 gimmefiction
75
T7
na paulofilmo
66
T4
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 dogsinspace
83
T7
na negative
2
T6
na Zeno
75
T7
na auhasarderik
60
T7
na debaser1985
68
T5
na SlantMag
30
T8
"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
na Mango
4
T5
na KTP
79
T9
na Icarus
60
T3
na pyrosexual
80
T7
na donquixotic
0
T6
na cowfrappe
82
T10
na Limdebois
70
T7
na Moribunny
65
T7
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.
na mCihhh
70
T7
na kastenm
66
T4
na Esmerodo
90
T10
na Gody85
63
T8
na okidude
4
T8
Succinct adaptation of the Bronte classic. Strong characterizations from Wells.
na Thieu80
5
T1
na goran
90
T9
na schnofel
54
T5
na demonhatesme
90
T8
na Ronin21
81
T8
na ise
70
T4
na vlqwo
62
T6
na camus
70
T6
na mephistophia
70
T7
na Inframan
76
T3
na Bacchanalian
78
T7
na fact100
76
T8
na KungFuDolly
6
T5
na filmaffinity
73
T9
na filmcricket
71
T8
na bestauntie
82
T6
na mariestdenis
74
T3
na Dimentia
80
T8
na thomas_d
6
T2
na jcullinane
95
T10
na welike
30
T7
na MrsEmmaPeel
64
T2
na Zoltan
75
T9
na DougReese
65
T7
na tonydal
75
T6
na Gregzilla
50
T5
na PerryStroika
65
T7
na BaalMan
60
T2
na kangadoodoo
60
T6
na Doble-G
90
T9
na Serenitie
81
T9
na Maps
80
T7
na Antoine
77
T6
na MaxBaron
79
T6
na masoo
75
T6
na IMDb-byvotes
76
T8
na Firesleight
67
T5
na Plato
83
T8
na Sinister
76
T6
na JasonKDarby
70
T7
na tyoda
60
T7
na isabellacn
73
T6
na robixsmash
80
T9
na Marinaki
75
T7
na cfk
7
T7
na jacobb1313
71
T6
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 Amadeus
67
T3
na norterey
70
T9
na hoolie
75
T5
na lostty
70
T3
na eyelit
80
T8
na TheRev
66
T4
na TNMomof5
90
T9
na mightysparks
60
T7
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.
na Bavafreak
75
T5
Average Tier 6.38 from 104 Rankings rss