Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jane Eyre 2011. Featurettes, Music and More

Lots of new things about Jane Eyre 2011:

A couple of new featurettes, behind the scenes stuff and brief glimpses at some new scenes on Fandango. Another one addressed to reading groups can be seen on YouTube.

On the Focus Features website: To Score Jane Eyre: Cary Fukunaga and Dario Marianelli Team Up

And a couple of very interesting slideshows:
Jane Eyre, Superstar: From Brontë to Fukunaga
Since Charlotte Brontë brought her heroine to life in 1847, everyone––filmmakers, artists, playwrights, cartoonists––have wanted to recreate her in their own imagination.
Through Superman (and the young-woman-of-spirit-but-no-means-who-captures-and-tames-the-heart-of-a-wealthy-man), the 1934 version, the 1973 one, Karl Marx, theatre, comics and Jane Slayre, Wide Sargasso Sea, Jane Eyre on Deviantart, stamps and many things more!

Jane Eyre and 10 Other Scary Houses Movies:
While not an overt ghost story, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, influenced by the haunted house tales of its own era, casts a shadow over a subsequent century of them. Throughout the novel, there is much talk of ghosts as when the housekeeper Mrs. Fairfax tells Jane about a part of the mysterious manse, “if there were a ghost at Thornfield Hall, this would be its haunt.” A modern revival of gothic storytelling has meant that some of today’s cinema is very much in keeping with the issues dramatized by Brontë within Thornfield Hall. But as technology has marched forward, new inflections have been placed on the haunted house. “I often say that haunted house novels are a near-universally overlooked form of architectural writing,” quipped speculative architecture critic Geoff Manaugh in an interview.
Including Corrine May Botz’ Haunted Houses photography book where the author "[read] ghost stories by the female authors Edith Wharton, Charlotte Brontë, Ellen Glasgow and Toni Morrison.", Jack Clayton's The Innocents, adaptation of the Jane Eyre-inspired The Turn of The Screw by Henry James, The Shining from where Adriano Goldman, the director of photography took inspiration for Jane Eyre 2011 ("Thornfield put us in mind of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining") and Dario Argento's Suspiria from where the much-commented music from the trailer of this new film was taken.

Imogen Poots on Teen Vogue:
In 2011, Imogen tackles both: This month she'll play socialite Blanche Ingram alongside Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender in a big-screen adaptation of Jane Eyre, which "offers a new light on the gothic novel," she says. "Films should be relatable, and not many of the classics are made to be so." (Danielle Nussbaum)
Mia Wasikowska on WalletPop:
In Jane Eyre, she uses what she called "not a completely polished" English accent. (...)
Wasikowska also couldn't put a monetary benefit on working with actors such as Oscar winner Judi Dench, who plays a housekeeper in Jane Eyre. Might it be a better payoff than shelling out big bucks for drama school?
"I've learned much from everyone I've worked with," she said, "and it's an accelerated education. A lot of people ask me what's the best advice I've gotten and it's not that people go around giving me advice. It's just watching how people carry themselves in situations. That's really cool." (Ron Dicker)

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