Friday, November 12, 2010

Late Night Trailers: Jane Eyre

I'm not going to lie, I was sort of waiting for M. to get around to this, since the Merchant Ivory type period piece is a tad more up her alley than it is mine.  Also, I feel a little bit like a hypocrite extolling the merits of Jane Eyre, a book which I once wrote off in a college paper titled "I Don't Believe in Desolate Fairies" (I can't remember what the full title was) as a piece of frothy nineteenth century chick-lit (it is, indeed, part of a class of 'governess' novels that was quite popular in that era) that had since been canonized as a classic.  My argument was, in part, that it was both ironic and ridiculous that we raised authors like the Brontes up while haughtily scoffing about the state of our own pop fiction.  Jane Eyre, in my paper, was akin to Bridget Jones or Devil Wears Prada.  Yes, yes, shake your head and disagree with me.  Whatever. I'm just sayin', it was written for glorified babysitters to read and identify with.  Moving on: while I can't force myself to fawn over Jane Eyre, I find it a relatively enjoyable old gothic romance and would prefer it nearly any day over the works of that woman I have a much bigger beef with (Jane Austen.  I don't want to hear it. Don't even start.).  I will be seeing this film adaptation for sure, as it would seem Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) has amped up the dark atmosphere and made it a grand old time on the moors. Throw some of Goblin's Suspiria score in there, give me some Michael Fassbender, some Dame Judi Dench (she's a badass), and I'm a happy camper.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe I missed this. Especially considering that they used the Suspira music!


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