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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 CMQuinn CMQuinn
9
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na schnofel schnofel
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na Inframan Inframan
76
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na OfTheAllies OfTheAllies
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na Limdebois Limdebois
70
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na suzy dogsinspace
83
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na masoo masoo
75
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na jcullinane jcullinane
95
T10
na Moribunny 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 Icarus Icarus
60
T3
na Parallax Parallax
76
T4
na jacobb1313 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 drowsybaker drowsybaker
60
T5
na Gody85 Gody85
63
T8
na Cocoa
60
T5
na hoolie
75
T5
na kastenm kastenm
66
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na cowfrappe cowfrappe
82
T10
na Marinaki Marinaki
75
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na tonydal tonydal
75
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na mCihhh mCihhh
70
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na blucthulhu
80
T8
na Sinister Sinister
76
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na SlantMag 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 Al Chambers
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T5
na Antoine
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T6
na felixm85
80
T7
na ise ise
70
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na debaser1985
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na Esmerodo Esmerodo
90
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na Dogubomb Dogubomb
40
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na Gregzilla Gregzilla
50
T5
na JasonKDarby
70
T7
na paulofilmo paulofilmo
66
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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 mjjoao
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na mariestdenis mariestdenis
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na tyoda
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na avb avb
80
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na MaxBaron MaxBaron
79
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na Bufo1944
95
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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 Zoltan Zoltan
75
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na ZapperLife ZapperLife
53
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na Maps
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na skittlez skittlez
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na fact100 fact100
76
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na Mango
4
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na filmaffinity filmaffinity
73
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90
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60
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na Firesleight Firesleight
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na Plato Plato
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na demonhatesme
90
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na kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
60
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na mightysparks mightysparks
60
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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.
na pyrosexual pyrosexual
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na Darbicus Darbicus
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na burkayadalig burkayadalig
87
T9
a bit rushed (especially the end) but the excellent cinematography and acting compensate it...
na danielldb gimmefiction
75
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na goran
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na Thieu80
5
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na IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
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na okidude
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Succinct adaptation of the Bronte classic. Strong characterizations from Wells.
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na Sinemaestro Amadeus
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na filmcricket
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na negative
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na Serenitie Serenitie
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na bestauntie
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na PerryStroika PerryStroika
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na memento mephistophia
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na chiphall72
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na dramat
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It's good. About equal to the 2011 version.
na lostty lostty
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