Jane Eyre:Coming March 2011
Popular classic novels often are translated into movies that attempt to successfully portray the feelings of the novel into a two-hour movie. It is not always easy to accomplish this task within the unwritten time limit that most movie studios seem to acknowledge. Parts of the story are often compressed and even taken out, so actually watching a movie that is exactly on line with the novel in very rare. This March, a very popular classic novel, Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, will be released in theaters.
Although this novel has already been made into multiple movies, not every movie has been able to get the right feel and plot into it. Many of these movies take out chunks of the plot in order to stay within the time limit of the human attention span, but some of these chunks are very relevant to the novel. Not only does the plot need to be fully represented in a movie, but it also must be introduced in a way that will not confuse the audience and that will flow correctly.
The new movie, titled Jane Eyre, was written by Moira Buffini, who believes that this version successfully blends the correct sequences with the right timing. Buffini said, “I hope this will please the many who love the book; while we may not be faithful to the original structure, our version does include every key stage of Jane’s story. Giving the complete picture was also meant to help the uninitiated-those coming to this story for the first time-to understand and indentify with Jane all the more.” Even though this film will not necessarily follow the plot exactly, it will still have all of the critical points in the plot. It also seems like it will be somewhat easily understood by people that are unfamiliar with the novel.
That being said, if you are planning on seeing the movie, you should probably read the novel first. That way, you will have a greater understanding of the characters and plot points and will be more likely to be less confused during the movie.
For those of you who do not know, the novel Jane Eyreis about the life of a woman that escaped from the estate of her master in Thornfield and reflected on her escape and life as a child when she was an adult. She then realized that she had to return to Thornfield to come to terms with her past. The film is going to show this by using flashbacks to Eyre’s childhood in order to introduce all of the characters at the beginning of the film, and to help the movie flow well.
The movie will star Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, and Judi Dench. Cary Joji Fukunaga, director of Sin Nombre, directed the film. It will be interesting to see how well the movie turns out with all of these up-and-coming stars.
Making a famous book into a popular movie that has already been made is a very tough feat. Although this film will include plot points that they other films did not, it will be a challenge for this film to stand out from the rest. This film will have to put their own take on the book and make it into an interesting movie that people will enjoy and understand at the same time. The film will be released in theaters in Los Angeles and New York City on March 11, and in more cities on March 18 and March 25. It will be released locally in Sacramento, March 25 so check it out.
For more information on this movie, please visit www.JaneEyreTheMovie.com.