Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Jane Eyre - CJ.Fukunaga (2010)
A few liberties have been taken with the time span, and extensive cuts have been made into Jane's childhood - which is here reduced to mere background - but the love story, the feminist aspect and the dialogues remain very faithful to the novel.
Globally, I find this overly melodramatic and Fassbender is, surprisingly, a rather pale Rochester in my opinion.
Most of all, it made me want to reread Jean Rhys's brilliant 'Wide Sargasso Sea' which I haven't touched for some time.
I confess I don't really see the point of adaptations at all, unless it is to allow a young audience to discover a fine work of art (which is what I'm using it for).
And even as such, it has its limits, i. e. the Harry Potter-syndrome : Why would any of these youngsters ever bother with a book full of pages, when they can just watch the film?