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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Times Article on Jane Eyre 2006

Have I told you lately that I love you, my British friends (Penny in particular)? Today my Victorian professor asked: 'How are the Brontes?' 'Do you really want to know?' I said, because it would take me quite awhile to relate everything (not that I'm complaining! I have plenty to live on until January).

Click on the images to enlarge them.


Anonymous said...

Help! I'm trying to read these articles, but the images won't enlarge. What am I doing wrong?

Brontëana said...

I can't get them to either. Give me a minute or two- I'll try to fix the problem or you could email me at bronteana.blog@gmail.com and I will email them to you full sized.

pennyforyourdreams said...

Aw, shucks, thanks Bronteana, anytime:)

Until Bronteana can fix the links, try these: Picture one, picture two, and the tv blurb!

Then click on them once more, to get them very big (probably, in hindsight, a little too big, but I'm too lazy to fix them now).

Brontëana said...

to annonymous:

I think it's fixed now.

to Penny:

Too big? Perfect for printing, though (when I have a printer) ;).

pennyforyourdreams said...

I used the highest resolution my scanner would let me, so I hope (when you get a printer) that it will look nice. I can imagine the pretty now.

I used a BBC wallpaper for my work computer and got teased unmercilessly, at first Rochester looked like he was reprimanding me for not working, now after the teasing he's starting to look sympathetic.

Vaire said...

Beautiful pictures. Sometimes the articles are a bit irritating, though. ;)

Lady Ingram is obviously mislabeled in times2-1.jpg - the caption references Francesca Annis as Blanche Ingram, not even mentioning that Lady Ingram is Blanche's mother.

One recommendation - perhaps using www.ImageShack.us might work? It doesn't shrink the pictures like PhotoBucket does. :)

Brontëana said...

to penny:

I've had my professors stare at the wallpaper on my compy. I had to alter them a little because I have a wide screen, otherwise Toby and Ruth look a tab chubby and stretched out ;)

Brontëana said...

to Vaire:

Blogger ought to be able to post these without shrinking or having to resort to outside hosting. I don't know why this is, but I must have spent hours trying to make this post but the pictures just would not upload!

heather said...

Does anyone else find it funny that on the who's who section they list Lady Ingram with a picture and then talk about Blanche the whole time?

Eh, manybe its just me.

heater said...

okay, someone already said it. Ingore me, its early here. lol

Liz said...

BTW, this isn’t the (London) Times you mentioned earlier, in case you think it is – that will be out Saturday. (I expect the Sunday papers will be full of Jane Eyre stuff). This is from the TV Times, a TVGuide-like clone. There are several JE articles in the TV mags and one which pennyforyourdreams hasn’t scanned yet, I think, is from another magazine actually called TVGuide which I mention because it talks about previous adaptations of JE and actually mentions the 73 version, very favourably!

Vaire said...

Don't worry, Heather - I do the same sort of thing - repeating something someone has already said. Usually it's late, though, not early. ;)

Oy, Brontëana, it certainly doesn't seem like uploading some photos should take that long! I'm not familiar with blogger/blogspot's format, but if it's just HTML, you can just sidestep blogger's uploading and just use an [img] tag with the URL from a photo you've uploaded.

For example, if you upload a pic off your hardrive to www.imageshack.us, it will give you the straight URL - then you put it in the tag, like this:

[img src="URL goes here, in between quotation marks"]

Except with < > instead of [ ].

/end tongue waggging ;)

Brontëana said...

to heather:

At least you are paying attention! Which is more than I can say for the academics on the BBC ;)

Brontëana said...

to liz:

Thanks for clearing that up. But what did they say about the 1973 version?

Brontëana said...

to vaire:

When I can I do something similar but the problem is that often this will post the image full-sized instead of as a thumbnail or something of the kind. It really shouldn't be such a problem! I think google and blogger have it in for me. Google doesn't even search my blog posts properly. (I think it's a conspiracy). ;)

Liz said...

"But what did they say about the 1973 version?"

This! "The couple's superb acting meant many thought this 1973 TV series far superior to anything made for the big screen." And it is illustrated by a cute pic of the reunion with Jane kissing Mr R's head. They also call the 1996 version 'lacklustre', said that the 1997 couple 'lacked spark' and in 1983, 'Clarke was deemed to dull as Jane'. I will try and scan it some time for you.