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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 cfk
7
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na hoolie
75
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na FunkyAstro
60
T6
na avgcrtckr
64
T8
na auhasarderik
60
T7
na Sinister
76
T6
na Starecase
80
T6
na imdb
77
T9
na ise
70
T4
na Dogubomb
40
T4
na KasperL
70
T7
It's good. About equal to the 2011 version.
na mariestdenis
74
T3
na eyelit
80
T8
na vlqwo
62
T6
na MrsEmmaPeel
64
T2
na kastenm
66
T4
na KungFuDolly
6
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na Darbicus
60
T6
na Gregzilla
50
T5
na filmaffinity
73
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 goran
90
T9
na Amadeus
67
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na donquixotic
0
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na OfTheAllies
35
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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 dharmabum
78
T7
na jcullinane
95
T10
na Al Chambers
86
T5
na okidude
4
T8
Succinct adaptation of the Bronte classic. Strong characterizations from Wells.
na Inframan
76
T3
na MaxBaron
79
T6
na demonhatesme
90
T8
na Antoine
77
T6
na Serenitie
81
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na Limdebois
70
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na Bavafreak
75
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na Ronin21
81
T8
na gimmefiction
75
T7
na isabellacn
73
T6
na BaalMan
60
T2
na chiphall72
81
T8
na filmcricket
71
T8
na camus
70
T6
na DougReese
65
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na debaser1985
68
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na schnofel
54
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na ZapperLife
53
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na Icarus
60
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na masoo
75
T6
na Dimentia
80
T8
na fact100
76
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na welike
30
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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 lostty
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na tyoda
60
T7
na jeff_v
72
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na bestauntie
82
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na CMQuinn
9
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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 sanguinary
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na tonydal
75
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na Woody92
85
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na superkell89
82
T4
na Zoltan
75
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na Pats_London
80
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na Firesleight
67
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na TheRev
66
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na Mango
4
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na kangadoodoo
60
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na EchoWilder
71
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na JasonKDarby
70
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na KTP
79
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na negative
2
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na TNMomof5
90
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na mCihhh
70
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na Doble-G
90
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na Plato
83
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na Thieu80
5
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na cowfrappe
82
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na Bacchanalian
78
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na skittlez
86
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na robixsmash
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na SlantMag
30
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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
na Maps
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na Esmerodo
90
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na burkayadalig
87
T8
a bit rushed (especially the end) but the excellent cinematography and acting compensate it...
na IMDb-byvotes
76
T8
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 PerryStroika
65
T7
na Zeno
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T6
na Marinaki
75
T7
na avb
80
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na drowsybaker
60
T5
na Bufo1944
95
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na Gody85
63
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Average Tier 6.33 from 96 Rankings rss