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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Jane Eyre 1952 Images Continued..

This post is a post of pictures and snark (teasing, witty commentary), just to keep things lively. Hopefully I will actually see this version and be able to report in full.










Thornfield sans les battlements... Miss Adella with black hair...










Jane with very very blond hair. Jane with some man who has just walked into the garden.









Aw, his poor pooty tootens!* Ah, cigar and brandy. that's more like it.

* See, Miss Mix- a 19th century parody of Jane Eyre, Brontëana, Monday January 30th, 2006.









Wait, wasn't he favoring his left leg before? ... Looks shifty to me!

Jane's not concerned. His strange ways are rather piquant.

To be continued...

8 comments:

mysticgypsy said...

haha pooty tootens indeed!! Miss Mix rocks :P

aww and what a cute little Adele.

Brontëana said...

Serious adaptations of Jane Eyre from the 19th century are funny enough! I was disappointed that there wasn't more to the story. I wanted to see what he would have done to St.John! I can't even imagine... But it would have been great.

there are a lot more pictures than I thought- this will take a few more posts I think. Now that there's a Livejournal feed for Brontëana, I'm beginning to fret over posts being too long.

mysticgypsy said...

"I'm beginning to fret over posts being too long."

aww don't worry Bronteana. If anything, more info means more Bronte news and fun! :D

Liz said...

Personally I'm looking forward to more pics! The hair and dress look a little Empire-Line-ish, don't you think?

Jane looks quite perky. What on earth is up with Rochester's face in the Icy Lane?

Brontëana said...

to mysticgypsy:

Glad to know it! ;) Only on Livejournal they can easily, with two or three posts, fill up the entire page available for friends' posts! But, nothing can be done.

These comments remind me... I have some info about the Victorian stage adaptations of Jane Eyre. I meant to post them earlier but it slipped my mind! I think Charlotte was absolutely justified in telling Mr.Williams to forget what he had seen, if he could!

Brontëana said...

to Liz,

One of the ways in which these films are so interesting is that they often say a lot about the times in which they are produced. These are not really Victorian fashions, are they? I cannot see if Mr Rochester is wearing a cravat, but it seems more like a tie to me. It looks more like the early Edwardian age perhaps, or even later than that- certainly not 1830s or 40s.

You know, I think it might be interesting to see one set in the 1700s. I studied with a scholar who was convinced that the story is rightfully set at the turn of the century (which means Mr Rochester was in France during the Revolution!). I think she is mistaken, but it would be interesting nevertheless.

And, I really cannot comment on the expression. Let's just hope that Thisbeciel caught him at an awkward moment!

Liz said...

You know, I think it might be interesting to see one set in the 1700s.

I would love that to happen, just for a change! Lucasta Miller says I think that it should be set around 1805 ish.. all depends on what version of Marmion Jane is reading of course.

Hey it worked for P&P! ;-)

Brontëana said...

Change is often good ;)

That's right. I think that she need not be reading the first edition.