A Few Words About A few words about...™ Jane Eyre (2010) -- in Blu-ray

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  1. Robert Harris

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    It's interesting that even very early on publishers were attempting to promote a work based upon either mis- or dis-information.

    From London rare bookseller Peter Harrington, is this title page:


    Emily Bronte, the author of Wuthering Heights, was (alone with Anne), well-known writing sisters of Charlotte, who did write Jane Eyre, first published in London in 1847.

    The most recent film version of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is a masterful representation of the important work, which has gone to film quite a few times since cinema began. Probably the most known version until now has been Robert Stevenson's 1943 Fox production with Orson Welles in the role of Rochester, and Joan Fontaine as Jane. If memory serves, the newest incarnation is far more accurate to the novel, although the '43 version would be a welcome addition to Blu-ray.

    The 2010 version from Universal and filmmaker Cary Fukunaga offers Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender in the lead roles, with wonderful support.

    Unlike many of Universal's catalog titles, which occasionally lag behind current tech standards, Jane Eyre is a gorgeous Blu-ray of a superb film. Shot in Super 35, 3-perf for a 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and taken through DI in 2k, there is little to be messed with here, and the result is every bit as perfect as it should be.

    Terrific new version of an important 19th century novel in a great looking Blu-ray.

    As an aside, and to place things in a bit of perspective, for those with an interest in old-fashioned paper books, a nice first edition of Jane Eyre may be had for around $50,000. If you've some old books around, this may be a good time to check your shelves.

    Or if you're seeking that special Holiday gift...



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