Thursday, June 06, 2013

Thursday, June 06, 2013 8:16 am by Cristina in , , ,    1 comment
The Vietnam News reports on the success of Wuthering Heights 2011 as part of the European Film Festival:
After a fruitless hunt for tickets, newly-wed couple Minh Thu and Hoai Nam almost gave up on watching the latest British adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
"I have loved the book since I was a schoolgirl, so I was really eager to go to the screening in Ha Noi. I was quite disappointed when we couldn't find any tickets. Luckily we were given a pair by a friend who had to reschedule at the last minute," Thu said.
The screening they attended was packed and the film proved a big success.
Thu said she was lucky to find an empty seat, as many others had to watch from the aisles because "there were many more people than cinema seats". (Thuy Hang)
It looks like children will now have a choice of board books of Jane Eyre. Up until now they only had the BabyLit adaptation (also of Wuthering Heights) but according to The Upcoming,
While at first the books might appear to be literary novelties, more a passing joke for adults than a book that children would actually enjoy, the most surprising thing about them is that the concept doesn’t run out of steam after the first reading. Like all great children’s book series, they make you want to read on. The Wangs have already tackled Pride & Prejudice and Moby Dick, with Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist lined up for the autumn, and it’s a testament to their skill and innovation that it is genuinely exciting to see where they go next. (Richard Woolley)
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Teen Ink reviews Fitzwilliam Darcy; An Honourable Man by Brenda J. Webb and states that,
This novel is a seemingly effortless blend of the perfect love story of Pride and Prejudice with the darker, Victorian feel of Jane Eyre. (LiederMadchen)
A Cecil Daily columnist has really enjoyed Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden.
And the writing is so lyrical and brooding, you would swear Ms. Morton was a long-lost Brontë sister, come to prove her competence. The book deserves a place among the “Rebecca,” “Wuthering Heights” and “Jane Eyre,” yet she has given it enough of a contemporary edge that it would be just as at home with “The Help” and “The DaVinci Code.” She has tapped into a literary vein that never runs dry: stories of women who give up what they love most for what they need most. And that is the secret we are most reluctant to tell. (Jill Cluff)
Deadline interviews Bruno Wu, 'called the ’CEO of China’ as in Chief Entertainment Officer':
DEADLINE: What movies did you love growing up? BRUNO WU: All the classics. These included some indie British movies like Jane Eyre. I adore those movies. That’s why, when I was in the UK, I traveled all the way to see the Rochester estate in the movie which is close to Birmingham. Every classic movies, those are my favorite movies. I’m a classic movie person. (Nancy Tartaglione)
Blunder alert in Marie Claire on 'The Incredible Female Writers That Changed The Literary World':
1. Jane Austen
People who haven't read Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are in the minority. They are some of the most well-loved stories in history. Written in the early nineteenth century, Austen channelled feminism by having her central characters as women. Her work is as relevant today as it was then and it's firmly believed that her ability to write about unremarkable people in unremarkable, every day, situations was the start of a new style of story-telling. (Suzannah Ramsdale)
Jane Austen was certainly an incredible female writer that changed the literary world but two out of those three novels were signed by two other incredible female writers that changed the literary world and which unfortunately didn't make it onto this list. So perhaps the writer of the article herself is in the minority of people who hasn't read any of those.

The Herald Sun (Australia) features a student who has won a Premier's VCE Award for 'her composition based on the life of Jane Eyre character Bertha Mason'.

1 comment:

  1. I feel angry and indignant when people assign Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights to Jane Austen's hand. Even my best friend wasn't exempt from this. Seriously, can people realise that other 19th century female writers existed apart from Jane Austen?