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Monday, September 25, 2006

More Screencaps from Jane Eyre 2006

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Here's some hot botanist Rochester action!

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'The carriage scene' sans carriage, engagements, rings, and fairies.

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Jane hears a horrifying scratching at her door...

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Flashback! Paris, 1820s.

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He blows his nose on Celine's shawl. She won't notice. She has dozens of them.

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Betrayal! No bon bons or biscuits!

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Oh, and Celine has a lover:

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20 comments:

Agnes said...

Do you want to hear something funny? When I first saw the picture of Rochester with the butterfly net I thought he was running to give Jane a giant flower. I thought he was trying to outdo Michael Jayston's Rochester. lol.

Can someone tell me why he is trying to catch a butterfly?

Thanks, Agnes

Vaire said...

LOL!

I haven't seen it; but is that part at all symbolic? Does the butterfly escape him? Oh well.

Hmmm. I'll reserve my opinion, but from some of the reviews, I'm a bit disappointed.

Brontëana said...

to agnes:

lol! That is very funny! A genetically engineered daffodil, perhaps? I thought it was a flag!

Well, I will explain although it is a spoiler. They have made Rochester a sort of amateur natural scientist. He decides to give Adele a biology lesson at the stream and Mrs. Faifax, Adele, Jane, and Sophie are rushing to keep up with him in that picture- he is gesturing with the net for them to hurry up. He looks like he's marching!

ChrisV said...

Ha ha ha!!! My husband and I were laughing hysterically at your captions.

I was surprised by how paternal they made Rochester when he comments how it is his responsibility as well as Jane's to raise Adele. That picnic did wonders for his attitude.

The humor helps deal with any disappointment.

Brontëana said...

to vaire:

I suppose it isn't actually a butterfly net. He uses it to catch water beetles to show Adele.

I confess, I am disappointed but not with the acting. The script is off to a terrible start for the first 15 minutes or so, but the leads have some nice scenes. There's a lot of humor... but it seems to be more of a fan fiction-like approach than an adaptation.

Brontëana said...

to chrisv:

And it is hard to tell with me since I love to snark what I love best (when I saw the first screencaps for the 1973 version I really like best of them all, I couldn't help laughing at how Rochester's hair seems to be emotive: laying flat when chastened, sticking up when he's angry, getting poofy and curly when he's teasing and flirting. Pilot is also a wolfhound and about the size of a small yak).

Here's something else to make you laugh... The stats for this blog show some very strange searches now that the show has aired. One of them is for naked Jane Eyre pics. I told a friend how disturbing this was until I thought, well, unless it was Mr Rochester doing the searching... but they didn't have google back then! We went on in this way, supposing Jane googled him while he was off at the Ingrams.' My friend capped it off with supposing that she found 'The Paris Tapes' (Adele says 'Oh! It is mamman and monsieur de Rochester!').

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does Rochester look exactly the same age in the flashbacks as he does in the present? I've only seen the screencaps, but that's how it looks. Not that I'm complaining, because I do like the idea of having the flashback, since it hasn't been done before. And I have to wonder how the heck they're going to put out that fire in the next episode. That water pitcher and basin better be plenty full...

TLB said...

Well, Mr. R. looks "nicely ugly", doesn't he? And bare chested... hmmm.

Some of these just plain look weird, but not having seen the episode, maybe they fit into the grand scheme of things.

Now I have to decide whether I'll try to download and watch the first episode or just wait for the MT 'eyreing'.

ChrisV said...

Hmmm, that is a creepy search I mean what did they expect to find??? I like your probable explanation. But wouldn't Rochester be more subtle about it? Maybe check out her myspace page first...

starboarder said...

Well, I caved in yesterday and downloaded the first episode.

I think if the acting weren't so good (and Rochester weren't so charming) I would strongly dislike this adaptation. But I can get used to just about anything if I am determined to like it, and that's how I feel about this. My biggest issue with it is how they've dumbed-down the text.

Dialogue aside, though, it is very appropriately atmospheric, and the music is beautiful. I'm looking forward (with some anxiety) to the next 3 episodes.

Cautiously optimistic, that's how I would describe my mood.

pennyforyourdreams said...

Nice screen caps! I was struck by a thought today, Rochester has been described as fiery, smouldering, geeky, brooding, etc, but thank heavens, not as Byronic. I'm so relieved!

I think the script is weaker than the performances definitely, but Sandy Welch was on a loser anyway, the book is so richly written and evocative, that any comparison with the dialogue is always going to come off far worse for the script. Watching it I was struck by the spareness of the language, neither Jane nor Rochester are as verbose as the book, but then again, Ruth and Toby both did an excellent job with such pared down language.

And can Mrs. Fairfax get her dues, I thought her performance was excellent too.

pennyforyourdreams said...

...and Rochester on fire: I told you Toby Stephens was HOT! Now he's starting blazes without the aid of a kettle or a watching journalist, come to think of it, perhaps he needs professional help, this catching fire thing is happening far too often.

Brontëana said...

to anonymous:

I did notice. I was sure they would do that even though it is a little silly. Adele is an infant at the time, and now she's at least ten years older but Rochester is the same age. Early 20s, late thirties- same thing ;)

Brontëana said...

to tlb:

I plan on watching it on TV as well. Being able to stop the recording is making me see things differently, I think. I need to get a sense of the big picture because right now it did seem really wierd. Just plain wierd at times.

Brontëana said...

to chrisv:

Mr. Rochester is one of my myspace friends, actually. Jane occasionally looks in on him but she doesn't have any nude pics posted (unless they're for friends only). Oh, and Mr Rochester doesn't either.

Brontëana said...

to starboarder:

I agree. The acting saves it to a great degree. The enjoyment I have is in watching the leads interact but otherwise, I think the new storyline is dull with some improbabilities, the dialogue is very much dumbed down and sometimes just plain bad writing (for instance 'mother, Jane has knocked me down.'- Jane has left the room by now, so this can't be in her memory, mother isn't there, and we know he's been knocked down so the line just looks stupid- same with when Rochester shouts 'my foot hurts!' before Jane leaves).

Brontëana said...

to penny:

But I have seen some really nice invented dialogue before. Some of this new dialogue just came across as silly.

Do you think they make portable fire alarms? We could pitch in and buy him one as a gift from his concerned fans. ;)

pennyforyourdreams said...

Bronteana, I don't know about portable fire alarms, I'm thinking we ought to get him a fire extinguisher.:)

Anonymous said...

I thought I'd tuned in to the "Towering Inferno" when I saw the fire scene at the end :)

Anonymous said...

Wooo is wonderful!!! Im Italian and I love this TVSERIES inglish!!!
You Know-if it will come exported in Italy?

thanks you...