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Sunday, July 09, 2006

So, Maspalomas is not Jamaica Afterall

In a previous post, and its comments, we pondered why the new BBC mini series of Jane Eyre was shot partly on location in Maspalomas, in the Canary Islands. M, of Bronteblog has found the answer in a local newspaper and this answer is rather surprising:

From this Spanish article.

Seven Island Films has recently being succesful in bringing Georgie Henley - the child actress of the moment due to her role as Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia - to shoot on the dunes of Maspalomas the beginning of a four-episode TV series for the BBC based on the novel Jane Eyre. The film opens with the young protagonist dreaming of a desert of orange dunes and blue sea which the director of the production, Susanna White, located in San Bartolomé de Tirajana.

It is tempting to imagine that this sequence would stand in for the arctic daydream Jane has evoked by the pages of Bewick's. However, I'm not entirely sure how well sand dunes would fit with a book on 'British Birds.' No, it is probably something else- something that will surprise all of us, I'm sure!


marshalsea said...

Interesting...this Jane Eyre seems to be very ambitious indeed!

Brontëana said...

Ambitious and original, I would add! At least from first appearances, it doesn't look like any other adaptation. Should be interesting!