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Monday, September 18, 2006

Radio Times Call for UK Readers


Here's another job for someone in the UK. Alison writes to tell us of this week's issue of Radio Times, featuring this cover. Inside, we are told, is a discussion of whether or not Jane Eyre is 'still relevant for the iPod generation, and a somewhat late (?) 'report from the set in Derbyshire.' If someone would like to scan or transcribe these for us, I and your fellow readers would be grateful.

(My iPod is named Charlotte by the way... and happens to be crammed with musical adaptations of Jane Eyre, so my answer would then be... uhm... yes?).

20 comments:

pennyforyourdreams said...

Wowza, I'll be getting that tomorrow! I'll let you have the scans too, if someone else doesn't first. You might have to wait till I get back from work though.

Is it me, or is Rochester looking a bit smug, like the cat that got the cream?

Brontëana said...

Thanks Penny!

lol! He looks VERY smug. I actually did laugh when I first saw the cover.

pennyforyourdreams said...

Well, he's got Jane, of course he's smug!

Brontëana said...

It reminds me just a bit of some of those musicals... Rochester Triumphant but also the end of the proposal from a live recording in Toronto. It sounds like Jane might have clung to him when the lightning flashed one last time (we hear a suspicious sort of 'eek!') and then he starts laughing boisterously. :D

pennyforyourdreams said...

Mm, Jane and Rochester the Opera!

Jane never eeks, she's far too hardy and sensible for that, she may have coolly raised one eyebrow. I suspect Rochester may have pinched her. The wag.

Brontëana said...

Exhibit A:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/bxfedv

Exhibit B: (From earlier and included because I felt like it. Rochester here reminds me very strongly of Pilot).

http://www.sendspace.com/file/t5tsj2

pennyforyourdreams said...

Hee, thanks for those, there does appear to be definite squeaking!

starboarder said...

Ooh, I like this! Can't wait to see the full scan soon.

I do have one qualm about the pose - what is Jane's hand doing on his stomach?? It's almost like Rochester is pregnant and Jane is the proud... father???

Wow, I guess I'm on crack.

ChrisV said...

Hmmm, maybe sensible eek...sensible because its an excuse for her to seek his shoulder for 'safety'

Brontëana said...

to starboarder:

Perhaps he found the biscuits after all? (I bet the BBC are wishing they never put that scene into the 1983 version... or they just don't care. Possibly the later...)

Brontëana said...

to penny:

Mr Rochester sobs well in this production too- and often!

I'm so happy! *sob*
Don't leave me! *sob*
Oh, I'm hearing things! *sob*

Brontëana said...

to chrisv:

Are you suggesting minxery? ...Well, seeing how she pounces on Rochester in the La Jolla clip, I wouldn't put it past her.

Anonymous said...

What's this I hear about sobbing? I found that to be one of the saddest parts of the book, and if done well on film, it would be incredible to witness. I pray it isn't done with the silliness of Timothy Dalton. Such a false, staged act of weeping. And what was with the hand on his forehead thing? I was laughing at him, when my heart should have been breaking as it does when I read it in the novel. I hope Toby doesn't let me down here.
By and by, I liked the costumes in the picture of Radio Times. Silly poses aside, I find Toby quite dashing in that suit. So much better than the ridculous blue thing worn by Timothy Dalton. And, I love the dress on Ruth. Simple and elegant, not like the dowdy off-white things worn in some other productions.

mysticgypsy said...

Was that their wedding photo? If so,which one? :P

Brontëana said...

to anonymous:

Sorry! I was referring to the musical (you can hear some of the sobbing in the clips that I posted in the comments above). I don't know if they've cut the sobbing out of the new BBC film or not but I agree- those moments are heartbreaking in the novel.

Brontëana said...

to mysticgypsy:

lol! Quiet you! :-P

mysticgypsy said...

Did I say something alarming? :P
*implores innocently*

Brontëana said...

to mysticgypsy:

Hmph! Well, clearly Mr. Stephens is not hideous and blind and it looks like he has both of his hands so I would guess the 1st one. But given the implications of the comments above, I think that would be quite shocking ;)

Anonymous said...

I would say that the costumes are from the aborted wedding, because if you look closely at the trailer, you can see Toby wearing that same suit, and in those brief scenes, he clearly isn't blind or maimed.

Anonymous said...

I would say that the costumes are from the aborted wedding, because if you look closely at the trailer, you can see Toby wearing that same suit, and in those brief scenes, he clearly isn't blind or maimed.