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A woman who began her casting career on blockbuster movie Batman Begins has become casting director for the new £10 million Brontë biopic.Also on Keighley News we read about one of the events at this year's Haworth 1940s Week-End:
Sarah Leung is responsible for seeking actresses to play the iconic real-life roles of the famous writing sisters.
Sarah, a former dancer and actress, is working closely with director David Anthony Thomas to cast the movie. (...)
Sarah, whose appointment was announced on Twitter, this week told the Keighley News she was thrilled to be working on the film.
She said she will be responsible for finding actors for all the speaking roles and will carry out in-depth research into each character.
Sarah added: “It is essential I am on the same page as the director and have the same vision.
“I will produce my lists and ideas for the director and producers to choose from and discuss.
“I do have actors that spring to mind but also I like to think outside the box and have a good choice for the director to choose from.”
Visitors to Haworth 1940s Week-end will be thrown into the excitement of wartime code breaking.Serena Davis (The Telegraph) is critical with the treatment of literature in The 7.39
They will recreate the work of Bletchley Park cryptographers, who deciphered messages sent by German submarine captains.
The re-enactment will be one of several events held to celebrate the efforts of computer pioneer Alan Turing and his team of codebreakers. (...)
Terrence Grayshon, the county chairman of event organisers SSAFA, promised a “sort of Turing-fest” for visitors on May 17 and 18. (...)
Mr Grayshon said a Haworth church hall will be transformed into ‘Station X’ – where the Bletchley Park codebreakers worked – and a ‘Station Y’ listening post code will be set up in the Bronte Parsonage car park.
In The 7.39, Carl and Sally, married or engaged to others and soon to be lovers, both bring 19th century literature to read on their daily commute. Carl has Anna Karenina and Sally, Jane Eyre.This is how their conversation about Jane Eyre goes: “How is it?” “It’s alright. Do you know it well?” “Yes, well I’ve seen it on the telly.” “Same thing.” Then a few seconds later Sally admits, “I’ve been on the same page for 10 days now.”Another negative review of the series mentioning Jane Eyre can be found in The Sunday Times.
Then they touch on Anna Karenina: Sally makes a joke about sympathising with the wish to throw yourself under a train. And Carl says: “I don’t think I’m going to be getting to the end.”
This brush with Brontë and Tolstoy adds nothing to the drama in the case of Brontë, whose thematic relevance is obscure; and an odd sense that the writer David Nicholls was nervously trying to get you to think about adultery in the case of the Tolstoy but didn’t actually want to mention that was what it was about.
"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."Entertainment Weekly talks about V.C. Andrews's Petals on the Wind (the sequel of Flowers in the Attic):
Yeah, much-older lovers aren’t exactly the most trustworthy demographic. Paul’s bitchy sister Amanda informs Cathy that Julia didn’t really kill herself — she’s just been institutionalized. How very Edward Rochester of him! (Jane Eyre is the original Flowers in the Attic — discuss.) Anyway, after hearing this, Cathy’s so distraught that she decides to elope with an unstable ballet dancer named Julian, even though she’s still only like, 18. Where’s the fire, girl? (Hillary Busis)Guy Lodge describes Wuthering Heights 2011 as a 'stunning formalist revision' in The Guardian; Z kartek szelestem (in Polish) posts about The Professor; Wordsofareader reviews Jane Eyre; a Jane Eyre reader on instagram; the tireless Brontë Bell Chapel Action Group posts some pictures of the Brontë Bell Chapel being visited by American students; Cris Nicola shares some of her Jane Eyre inspired drawings.