Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012 1:45 pm by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
Mia Wasikowska continues receiving praise for her role as Jane Eyre, particularly now that she has landed a role as Emma Bovary:
Bright Young Hollywood thing turned Miu Miuse turned director, Mia Wasikowska, has already proven her corset drama acting chops delivering an outstanding and nuanced performance as the titular protagonist of Cary Fukunaga's Jane Eyre. . .  (Nick on Pedestrian TV)
Fresh off proving that she can totally rock a corset (plus, you know, poignantly bring to life one of literature’s most renowned characters) in last year’s Jane Eyre, young Aussie Mia Wasikowska is set to lead another adaptation of a 19th Century classic in the form of Madame Bovary.  (Matt Currie on Collider)
The Times announces the arrival of Jane Eyre 2011 to Sky Box Office:
The director Cary Fukunaga’s feature debut, Sin Nombre, was  an extraordinary, visceral tale of illegal immigrants and South American gang culture. That he can move so effortlessly from the vivid violence of the nameless refugees to the smouldering gothic threat of Charlotte Brönte’s [sic] Jane Eyre only serves to underline his remarkable skill and versatility. Mia Wasikowska is a thoughtful, self-contained Jane, and man of the moment, Michael Fassbender, is a smooth and sexual presence as Rochester, in this restrained artfully constructed adaptation. (David Chater)
And more film news, as Variety reports on the afterlife of Wuthering Heights 1939:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has agreed with the Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Family Trust on terms for the North American homevid release of 74 titles from the Goldwyn library, including "The Best Years of Our Lives," "Pride of the Yankees," "Wuthering Heights," "Hans Christian Andersen" and "Guys and Dolls."
Companies said the pact represents nearly every film produced by Samuel Goldwyn between 1925 and 1955, including some that have never before been available to the home entertainment market. Titles could be released on Blu-ray, DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD as early as the fourth quarter.
"The acquisition of the stellar Samuel Goldwyn library reaffirms WBHEG's commitment to the classics and ownership through physical and digital distribution to consumers," said Warner exec Jeff Baker. "Our library, already boasting such crown jewels as 'The Wizard of Oz,' 'Gone With the Wind,' 'Citizen Kane' and 'Casablanca,' to name just a few, will be strengthened even further with Goldwyn's fine titles from American film history." (Dave McNary)
And still on Variety, this is how they describe Great Expectations 2011:
In the mode of recent cinematic renditions of "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights," this is a grittier, earthier "Great Expectations," brimming with dark, portentous atmosphere and handsomely lensed by Florian Hoffmeister ("The Deep Blue Sea") with attention to natural light. (Geoff Berkshire)
Queerty mourns the death of poet Adrienne Rich and quotes her quoting from Jane Eyre:
Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you…it means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security; for our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger. It means insisting that those to whom you give your friendship and love are able to respect your mind. It means being able to say, with Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre: “I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all the extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.”
—Celebrated lesbian poet Adrienne Rich, who died Tuesday at age 82, in c. (Dan Avery)
She was the author of an influential paper, one of the earliest feminist readings of Jane Eyre in "Jane Eyre: The Temptations of a Motherless Woman," (1973) reprinted in her On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978 (New York: Norton, 1979).

The Telegraph 'fictionalises' Anne Brontë's love for bluebells:
For its fleeting appearance is part of the bluebell’s magic. Like spring itself, it never lasts long. There is a sad joy about it which is, no doubt, why it so appealed to the Brontë sisters.
Anne — on her way to York to become a governess — was characteristically gloomy until she “looked upon a bank” and her “wandering glances fell upon a little trembling flower, a single sweet bluebell”. The sight cheered her up no end, which — bearing in mind Anne Brontë’s character — was a wonderful achievement in itself. (Roy Hattersley)
The Spanish press, magazines and blogosphere are literally flooding with Wuthering Heights 2011 informative articles:
Fotogramas, El Periódico de Catalunya, Ara (in Catalan), Noticine (including interviews with Andrea Arnold), Interfilms, La Crónica Virtual,  Gara, Cinemastic, Zinema, Berria (in Euskera)
or reviews:
Positive:
Fotogramas, Cinemanía, El Cultural, El Periódico de Catalunya, El País, El Mundo, La VanguardiaNoTodo.com, Los 35 milímetros, Magnolia, Cinema Ad Hoc, CINeol, Radiocine, Butxaca (in Catalan), Número Cero, La Guía de tu Zona, Go-Mag, La Finestra Digital (in Catalan)
Lukewarm:
La Razón, The Cinéfagos, La Mirada de Ulises, La Butaca, La Casa de los Horrores, En Bandeja de Plata, El Cadillac Negro.
Negative:
La Script (Cadena Ser), Vanitatis, Cadena COPE, Ambos Mundos, El Imparcial, 20 Minutos, No Sólo Cine, Guía del Ocio Madrid, Individuo Kane, Fila Siete.

WP.pl announces that film will open in Poland next April 20. Also in Poland, an event took place yesterday, March 30 in Krakow, Poland. The poet Eryk Ostrowski presented a new poem devoted to Charlotte Brontë in a multidisciplicinar event:
Podgórska Scena Poezji przedstawia Eryk Ostrowski: Charlotta Brontë, przedstawienie nowego poematu E. Ostrowskiego w 157 rocznicę śmierci Charlotty Brontë, połączone z premierą wierszy zebranych E. Ostrowskiego „Daremne piękna 1994 – 2010”, 30 marca godz. 18.00
Recitation: Bozena Boba-Dyga, Marzena Niezgoda, Eric Ostrowski
Video art: Jacek Kabziński
Paintings: Anna Ostrowska-Paton
Talk by Prof. Wojciech Ligęza, moderated by Wlodarska-Ewa Lorek.
The Italian writer Bianca Pitzorno (author of La Bambinaia Francese (2004), a sequel of Jane Eyre) recalls her love for Jane Eyre in Il Corriere della Sera:
«Da ragazzina, con i primi soldi, mi sono comprata i romanzi di Jane Austen e delle sorelle Brönte (sic)». Bianca Pitzorno- 70 anni ad agosto, la più nota delle scrittici italiane per ragazzi - ricorda le sue prime letture «da grande»: «Frequentavo il classico, studiavo i greci e i latini, ma appena potevo mi buttavo Jane Eyre di Charlotte Brontë. Mi conquistò e mi sconvolse al punto che quando ho scritto L a bambinaia francese ce l' avevo ancora in profondità». (Translation)
7 Días (Dominican Republic) has an article about Jean Rhys and, particularly, Wide Sargasso Sea. The Province recalls that Charlotte Brontë died on a day like today in 1855. The Chicago Tribune features a book club who has recently read and enjoyed Jane Eyre. Ellinky features Jane Eyre-inspired objects. Heliosse II (in French) and Zvirzdins at large post about Jane Eyre 2011. Le Mange-Livres (in French) reviews Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane EyreLarysa recenzuje writes in Polish about the recently translated Shirley. A Fashionable Frolick takes a look at Charlotte Brontë's wardrobe.

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