Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010 2:03 pm by M. in , ,    No comments
This article in The Guardian about Sally Hawkins insists on the idea that Jane Eyre 2011 will be premiered at the upcoming Venice Film Festival:
The actress, who won a Golden Globe for her lead role in Mike Leigh's 2008 Happy-Go-Lucky, is also to appear in a new version of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre due to premiere at the Venice film festival in September[.] (Vanessa Thorpe)
EDIT: Nevertheless the official selection of the 2010 Venice Film Festival doesn't list the film.

The Guardian also publishes a list of the ten best movie cameos. The philosopher and literary critic Roland Barthes made an appearance on André Téchiné's 1979 film Les Soeurs Brontë as W.M. Thackeray (in the picture):
André Téchiné, a leading member of the second wave of Cahiers du Cinéma critics to become auteur-directors, is the dedicatee of the essay "Diderot, Brecht, Eisenstein" by his mentor and one-time lover, the influential and charismatic critic Roland Barthes. In this film starring Isabelle Adjani, Isabelle Huppert and Marie-France Pisier as the Brontës, Téchiné returns the compliment by giving Barthes the cameo role of William Makepeace Thackeray, who escorts Charlotte to Covent Garden. Perhaps Michael Winner should have made a film about the Goncourt Brothers casting FR Leavis, his fellow member of Downing College, Cambridge, as Flaubert. (Philip French)
DNA (India) reviews Sarita Mandanna's Tiger Hills:
Describing the genesis of the book, Mandanna said: “I wanted to write a book with a panoramic lens, similar to Jane Austen and Wuthering Heights.”
More wide-angle lens than panoramic.

The Australian Literary Review and Nao Consigo Evitar (in Portuguese) post about Wuthering Heights; Dhambizao devotes a poem and Cazadores de Palabras a post (in Spanish) to Jane Eyre.

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