Jane Eyre Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Jane Eyre the Movie

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Zeffirelli creates an eloquent yet spare interpretation of Charlotte Bronte's 1847 masterpiece, about a meek governess and her mysterious employer, in its fourth film incarnation. Everything about it, from the lighting to the score, is muted and somber. Still a beautiful film, it seems to lack a certain passion that earlier versions (especially the 1944 classic) brought to the screen. Strong performances all around, including Oscar-winner Paquin and French star Gainsbourg as the younger and older Jane, and Hurt as the tormented Rochester.


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Available on VHS
Running time 116 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Adoption & Orphans, Period Piece: 19th Century, Nannies & Governesses, Great Britain, Books to Film: The Brontes
Franco Zeffirelli, Hugh Whitemore
William Hurt, Anna Paquin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joan Plowright, Elle Macpherson, Geraldine Chaplin, Fiona Shaw, John Wood, Amanda Root, Maria Schneider, Josephine Serre, Billie Whitelaw
David Watkin
Franco Zeffirelli
Alessio Vlad, Claudio Capponi
Dyson Lovell, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Rochester Films, Miramax

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