Be More Eyre

One of my favourite heroines 🙂

Lady Smut

by C. Margery Kempe

My sweetie and I watched the 2011 Jane Eyre the other night; he’d not yet seen it, though I’d seen it in the theatre and maybe once or twice since. It’s not like I was going to be tired of it! The script by Moira Buffini reconfigures the story in a fascinating way, bringing out nuances even a seasoned fan may notice for the first time and emphasising the Gothic nature of the story.

This is the one with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. I know a lot of people find him hot, but his appeal eludes me. I liked him in it and thought he did well, but really, he’s no comparison to my fave Rochester, Toby Stephens (who is after all, McGonagall’s son!).

But the chief appeal of the story is of course Jane herself; I love how Ruth Wilson plays her (and of…

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