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Mia Wasikowska, Actress: Alice in Wonderland. Touch of Evil (Short) Jane Eyre. Alice in Wonderland (Video Game) Alice Kingsleigh (voice). It actors Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender on scary movies, screen sex, and their new film, *Jane Eyre*. April 1, am. Facebook · Twitter But now, having done Jane Eyre, I realize the Alice corsets were sissy corsets. Jane Eyre is a British romantic drama film directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. Jane notices that the letter was dated three years ago. Mrs. Reed admits to telling John Eyre that Jane had.
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She manages to reach the doorstep of Moor House, the home of Mr. John Rivers, a clergyman, and his two younger sisters, Mary and Diana.
They take Jane in, saving her life. There follow flashbacksto the ten-year-old Jane Eyre, an orphan, living with her late maternal uncle's family, the Reeds, at Gateshead Hall. Jane's aunt, Sarah Reed, doesn't like Jane and is very cruel to her; Mrs. Reed's three children are also abusive towards her.
One day, Jane is locked in the Red Room, where her uncle died, and which Jane believes is haunted. She knocks herself unconscious on the door, after a huge cloud of ash comes down the chimney. Jane's aunt sends her to Lowood School for Girls, which is run by a cruel clergyman, Mr. Reed tells him that Jane is a deceitful child and is not to be trusted. Jane tells her aunt how much she hates her and that she is a hard-hearted woman.
At Lowood, while another pupil, Helen Burns, is being beaten, Jane accidentally drops her slate. Brocklehurst brands her a liar and makes her stand on a chair all day.
Jane and Helen become close friends, but Helen later dies of consumption tuberculosis. When she first arrives at Thornfield, a gloomy, isolated mansion, Jane mistakes Mrs. Fairfax for her employer, but she finds out that she is only the housekeeper for her absent master.
While Jane is walking into town to post a letter, a horse passes her and throws its rider.
Jane helps the gentleman to his horse. Later, back at the mansion, she learns that the horse rider is Mr. Edward Rochester, master of the house. He jokingly tells her that she must have bewitched his horse to make him fall. They gradually fall for one another. One night, Jane is awoken by a strange noise at her door, only to find that Mr.
Rochester's room is on fire, which the two of them manage to extinguish. He thanks her for saving his life and holds her hand affectionately. The next day, Rochester leaves Thornfield to visit Lady Blanche Ingram, his future wife; he brings her back to Thornfield with him a few weeks later.
That night, a scream awakens everyone. Rochester assures his guests it is just a servant's reaction to a nightmare, but after they go back to their rooms, he secretly has Jane tend to a bleeding Mason while he fetches a doctor.
Rochester has the doctor take Mason away. Jane receives a letter from her old nurse, Bessie. Jane's cousin, John Reed, has committed suicide, the news of which has so shocked his mother, Sarah Reed, that it has brought on a stroke. Reed has been asking to see Jane. The women he has known thus far have been French floozies or elegant, teasing English ladies. He is discontented with all of them. He yearns for something more.
As I said, there is a supernatural element to the book, not to mention the truly Gothic horror of a madwoman literally locked in an attic, and a demoniac laugh echoing through the house in the dead of night. The book ends with a literal shout of anguish across the space-time continuum: Love in Jane Eyre is not domestic.
It cannot exist in a parlor with clattering tea cups. It is wild and passionate, agonizing and glorious, and when your lover calls out to you in his time of need, even if you are miles away, you will hear.
Unfortunately, Fukunaga deals with this film-making challenge by downplaying this aspect of the book, with the result that the film fails to achieve the book's affecting weirdness. Still, something of that dynamic does exist, in the strange interactions between Rochester and Jane. He is drawn to her.
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She keeps trying to set boundaries, and he finds himself unable, again and again, to respect them. In the book, there is one unforgettable scene in which Mr. Rochester has a bunch of guests over for a party. At one point, Mr. Jane is led in to see the veiled gypsy-woman, who then proceeds to interrogate her about how she feels about her employer, Mr.
Jane fumbles her replies, but Jane is not a dissembler. She tells the truth.
Naturally, it turns out that the gypsy-woman is actually Mr. He had created this whole crazy plan so that he could find out how Jane felt about him. Check Yes or No. Fukunaga has not included this very important scene, and the film suffers for it. By leaving it out, he deprives the audience of that essentially strange part of Mr. It's somewhat harsh to make judgments based on opportunity-cost, reviewing what is not there as opposed to what is.
But maybe that's the risk you assume when you take on a well-known work of literature. We know the scene was there. Rochester went to the trouble of putting on a gypsy costume and a veil and pretending to be a woman so he can get Jane to confide in him, about him. That's what makes him so specific, and unlike anyone else, anywhere, ever.