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Jane Eyre
     

Jane Eyre

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Director: Delbert Mann

Cast: George C. Scott, Susannah York, Ian Bannen

 

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Charlotte Bronte's classic Victorian novel is once again put through the paces, this time by Delbert Mann, in this stodgy Masterpiece Theater style television adaptation. Susannah York is Jane Eyre, the orphan girl who secures a position as a governess to the ward of Edward Rochester (George C. Scott), lord of an English manor house called Thornfield, whose

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Charlotte Bronte's classic Victorian novel is once again put through the paces, this time by Delbert Mann, in this stodgy Masterpiece Theater style television adaptation. Susannah York is Jane Eyre, the orphan girl who secures a position as a governess to the ward of Edward Rochester (George C. Scott), lord of an English manor house called Thornfield, whose halls hide a dark and sinister secret. Jane and the moody and the tyrannical Rochester fall in love and agree to marry. But at their wedding ceremony, Rochester is revealed to have been already married. Suddenly his dark past comes crashing in on both himself and the innocent Jane.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2010
UPC:
0089859842924
Original Release:
1971
Rating:
NR
Source:
Vci Video
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
34,504

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott Rochester
Susannah York Jane
Ian Bannen Rev. St. John Rivers
Jack Hawkins Mr. Brocklehurst
Nyree Dawn Porter Blanche Ingram
Rachel Kempson Mrs. Fairfax
Peter Blythe Frederick Lynn
Peter Copley John
Constance Cummings Mrs. Reed
Michele Dotrice Mary Rivers
Sarah Gibson Young Jane
Kenneth Griffith Mason
Rosalyn Landor Helen Burns
Hugh Latimer Col. Dent
Jean Marsh Mrs. Rochester
Clive Morton Mr. Eshton
Nan Munro Lady Ingram
Sharon Rose Adele
Kara Wilson Diana Rivers

Technical Credits
Delbert Mann Director
Paul Beeson Cinematographer
Peter Boita Editor
Frederick H. Brogger Producer
Cliff Culley Special Effects
Robin Douet Production Manager
Dominic Fulford Asst. Director
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Pulman Screenwriter
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Charlotte Brontë Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jane Eyre
1. Lowood [10:03]
2. Discipline [6:06]
3. Best Friends [4:11]
4. Thornfiled [6:12]
5. Mr. Rochester [9:37]
6. Conversations [11:28]
7. House Guests [11:34]
8. Mr. Mason [12:02]
9. Engagement [13:56]
10. Despondent [10:10]
11. Without Love [5:41]
12. Reunion [6:57]

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Jane Eyre 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Marianne More than 1 year ago
I have been looking for this version of Jane Eyre forever. Glad to have found it finally. The quality of the DVD isnt the best but the music score of John Williams really makes this version special.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had seen this version back in the early 70's. I loved it then, especially the melody that Jane played. I had the sheet music sent to me from England and learned to play it. I was deeply disappointed in this DVD. The picture was dark and hard to see. The audio was muffled and difficult to understand. I would not recommend purchasing this DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My grandmother and I are both ardent lovers of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and we purchased this adaptation of the novel and watched it together, as my grandmother remembered seeing it and enjoying it some years earlier. However, upon watching it, both of us were most severely disappointed. To say nothing of the film quality itself, Brontë's story and characters are decimated in this adaptation. Many important plot points are left out or unreasonably altered, and Susannah Yorke's Jane Eyre is nothing like the Jane I know and love from the novel. Yorke's Jane seems cynical and jaded, less interested in her love for Rochester than in advancing a feminist agenda that far exaggerates the undertones in Brontë's book. And while George C. Scott obviously had a great deal of potential in the role of Rochester, this adaptation leaves him no room to fulfill it. Rather than the intense, passionate, and terse Rochester of the novel, Scott's rendering of the character fails even to be convincingly grouchy for much of the film. Jane and Rochester seem more or less indifferent to one another much of the time, and two of the story's most important scenes--the confrontation between Jane and Rochester before she leaves him and the moment when he, blind and crippled, asks her again to be his wife--are conspicuously lacking in emotion and intensity. Scott and Yorke have no chemistry whatsoever, and thus many of the events of the story--and indeed the very attraction of their characters--are not believable in the least. If seeing this film had any value for me, it was only to satisfy curiosity and for the sake of watching another adaptation of Jane Eyre, but I was highly disappointed with this rendering of the story and the characters. I can think of no phrase more apt to describe this adaptation than one borrowed from Charlotte Brontë herself: "Devoid of sentiment."
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love watching the Jane Eyre movie adapations. This movie stars Suzannah York as Jane and George C. Scott as Rochester and he is a superb actor but unfortunately this movie hasn't gotten good treatment on DVD. Not only does the picture quality seem to not be good but apparently it's not even the whole movie and has been edited from it's original version. Hopefully someone will put out a better DVD! By the way: George C. Scott's co-star was Suzannah York not Sarah Miles!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For years I have been searching for the George C. Scott/Sarah Miles film of ''Jane Eyre''. Many online told me they never made this movie together, but my sister and I were certain they had. Finally, I've found it. This is the BEST Jane Eyre ever--now my collection is complete!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this movie a lot -- very good acting. However, the quality of the DVD (dolby, Source: PLATINUM DISC) is quite poor. It feels like it is made from a worn-out VHS tape. I give the movie 4 stars, and the DVD quality 2 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FYI: Jane Eyre is supposed to be 18! Does she look 18 to you? I don't think so! ugh, this version sickened me! It is not faithful to the original novel at all. Save your $4 and buy a bookmark!
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