A few weekends ago I watched the new Jane Eyre (upon Amy Merrick's suggestion). While this version just scratches the surface of the book and doesn't feel quite dark enough, the photography, styling, and acting won me over. Filmed with a hand held camera, the movie is a beautiful peek into Jane's world. It drew me in emotionally and let me escape into the world of a girl I admire.
On a purely visual note: Mia Wasikowska dons the loveliest navy calico dresses, capes and intricately braided hair as she runs through secret gardens and off through moors. Michael Fassbender looks like a young Christopher Plummer (I am smitten!). Rumor has it that Mia took behind the scenes photos with her Rolleiflex camera. I would love to see them (couldn't find the photos released anywhere!). Have any of you seen the new Jane Eyre? What did you think?
P.S. The book is so special to me. I still remember reading and crying over it my Freshman year of college on Christmas break. Have you read it?
Photos: Focus Features.