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My favourite Jane Eyre?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Books & Film | 10 comments

As a child I loved the 1944 film version of Jane Eyre with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine, and of course a very young and beautiful Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Jane’s tubercular childhood friend, Helen Burns.     This black and white version is very ‘noir’ – perfectly highlighting the gothic elements of the story and particularly the harshness of Jane’s upbringing at the orphanage. I’ve seen this version many times (and still cry when Helen Burns goes ‘home to God’). My next encounter with Jane Eyre was reading the novel itself....

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