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Subject: Masterpiece Theatre's Jane Eyre
Date Posted: 4/9/2008 9:22 AM ET
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Our library has the dvd of  the  Masterpiece Theatre's Jane Eyre.  If you have access to it, it's very good. Maybe blockbuster or netflix has it, I don't know,

 I read the book afterwards and I think it helped very much!  I loved the book!


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Date Posted: 4/9/2008 8:48 PM ET
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"Jane Eyre" is my all-time favortie book! I would like to eventually own all the DVDs of the various "Jane Eyre" versions. I have the one with Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles. I had the very first one (that I know of) from the thirties, which was nothing like the book.

Does your library have the one with William Hurt? Or the one with Ciaran Hinds and Samantha Morton? Both good, but I like the second one better of the two.

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Date Posted: 4/9/2008 10:07 PM ET
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I think the most recent one (Toby Stephenson as Mr R) was really good. Not very true to the words spoken in the book - they added a lot of dialogue - but very true to the spirit of the book. I think that's my favourite one.

William Hurt was not as fab a Mr Rochester as I was expecting. I agree that Ciaran Hinds was a better Mr R.

Anyway, they're all good, and I could watch all of them over and over....



Date Posted: 4/9/2008 10:47 PM ET
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I watched the new one on Masterpiece Theatre and thought it was wonderful. It made me re-read the book again (for the third time). What I like most about a lot of the classics is that I see "nuances" that I may not have noticed on the first read.

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Date Posted: 4/10/2008 8:57 AM ET
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Ellen it was the one with Ciaran Hinds, it was excellent.

Date Posted: 4/11/2008 1:09 AM ET
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I liked the one with Toby Stephenson a lot, but my all time favorite is the one with Timothy Dalton as Rochester (although he's way too gorgeous) its totally true to the book, but totally watchable & engrossing

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 6:37 PM ET
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I've read Jane Eyre a couple of times and seen several of the newer versions on DVD.  I just can't remember the names of the stars, so can't insert my opinion here. Waaah!  (Just checked out Amazon and found it was the Toby Stephens version I liked best of the new DVD's.)

Even with all of the newer versions, I'll always feel that Orson Welles IS Mr. Rochester!  It's the first version I saw and still my favorite, though it really leaves out  a lot.  It would be difficult to really cover the whole novel in a movie.

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Date Posted: 7/1/2008 1:37 PM ET
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I love Jane Eyre.  It is my all time favorite book.  I have the DVD of  the Ciaran Hinds as Mr. R.  I love it and it makes me sigh.  I need to see the others.