Monday, June 01, 2020

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Derbyshire Life and Country side looks at 'Films and shows with a strong Derbyshire connection' such as
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë’s seminal novel was written in 1847 after she made a visit to North Lees Hall in Derbyshire, which provided the inspiration for the book’s Thornfield Hall, whilst the village of Morton is believed to be based on Hathersage. There have been more than two dozen movie versions of the book going back to the silent era, with many film-makers coming to Derbyshire to capture the flavour of Brontë’s story. Three in particular make good use of the county’s locations.
The 1996 film version directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring William Hurt and Charlotte Gainsbourg used Haddon Hall for Thornfield before it dramatically burns down and Wingfield Manor to depict it after the fire.
The 2006 TV series starring Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson used different Derbyshire locations. Rochester meets Jane in a scene at Dovedale, while the Lowood School scenes were filmed at Ilam. Kedleston and Sudbury Halls were also used as locations.
The 2011 film featuring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska also used Haddon Hall as Thornfield Hall – although the gardens where Rochester first meets Jane are actually at Chatsworth House . This film makes good use of the Derbyshire moors and you can see Stanage Edge and scenes around Hathersage. For Thornfield after the fire it again uses Wingfield Manor. Longshaw is used for several shots and also clearly visible are Froggatt, Darley Dale and North Lees Hall. (Nigel Powlson)
Beware of spoilers in this review of the screen adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People on Nerds and Beyond.
There’s making an unforgivable mistake, and then there’s asking Rachel to the Debs. This action is up there with the stupidest screwups by male leads, almost outranking Jane Eyre on my personal list (dammit, Rochester). Marianne barely holding it together and losing it when Connell leaves is devastating. (Jules)
La razón (Spain) discusses the film adaptation of The Shining.
Alguien podría darle la razón a King en algunos de sus argumentos. «El verdadero problema es que Kubrick se puso a hacer una película de horror sin entender aparentemente el género», afirmaba el escritor. Ni falta que le hacía: el género, como siempre en su cine, era un marco en el que trabajar para luego someterlo a su universo. Entre sus referencias a la hora de escribir el guion con Diane Johnson estaban los textos de Freud, el fundamental «Psicoanálisis de los cuentos de hadas», de Bruno Bettelheim, las novelas gótico-románticas de las Brönte (sic), «Jane Eyre» y «Cumbres borrascosas», y los relatos de Poe. Hablando en términos cinematográficos, es difícil encontrarle un modelo a «El resplandor», ni siquiera en el subgénero de las casas encantadas (es evidente que cintas como «Terror en Amityville» jugaban en otra liga). (Sergi Sánchez) (Translation)
ScoopWhoop lists the latest screen adaptations of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights among '15 Classic Adaptations Of Our Favourite Books That Made Us Fall In Love With Them All Over Again'.

Cambridgeshire Live asks '40 more art and literature quiz questions to test your general knowledge', including
In which English county were the Brontë sisters born? (Anna Starnes)
A post on Margaret Wooler on AnneBrontë.org.

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