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March 11, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The book is called "Jane Eyre" but when it comes to its numerous movie versions, whether it's Orson Welles in 1944 or Michael Fassbender right now, the actor playing Edward Rochester often ends up with the lion's share of the attention. That's because the brooding master of Thornfield in Charlotte Bronte's 1847 novel is one of literature's archetypal romantic heroes, a complex and troubled individual who is sensitive, poetic and, as Lady Caroline Lamb famously said of Lord Byron, "mad, bad and dangerous to know.
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April 11, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
A tiny poem written by a teenage Charlotte Bronte has sold for more than $140,000 , the Guardian reports. Called "I've Been Wandering in the Greenwoods," the poem, composed when Bronte was 13 years old, is handwritten on a piece of paper just three inches square. It is difficult to read without a magnifying glass. The manuscript is dated Dec. 14, 1829, and signed " C. Bronte . " Written in a minuscule hand on the scrap of paper (easy to hide, one imagines, from one's siblings or clergyman father)
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March 1, 2011 | By Susan James, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Marking the March 11 opening of the new film adaptation of " Jane Eyre " from the novel by Charlotte Bronte, VisitBritain has created a free Jane Eyre/Bronte Country destination pocket guide. "Jane Eyre," which was published in 1847, tells the story of a young orphan who suffers injustices, grows into a young woman of strong moral character and eventually weds her true love. It has been made into numerous movies and TV miniseries, including a 1910 silent film and a 1996 big-screen version starring Anna Paquin, William Hurt, Joan Plowright and Geraldine Chaplin.
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August 14, 2011 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jane Eyre Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98 There's nothing staid about director Cary Fukunaga and screenwriter Moira Buffini's adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre. " Mia Wasikowska brings bruised angst to the title character, a governess who falls in love with her master Edward Rochester (powerfully played by Michael Fassbender), and Fukunaga and Buffini tell their story via a time-jumbled structure that emphasizes the extremes of emotions in the heroine's life, from pained despair to romantic rapture.
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October 19, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After enchanting viewers with its sparkling adaptations of the Jane Austen classics "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma," A&E has set its literary sights on another 19th century British masterpiece--Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre." The stylish adaptation of Bronte's oh-so-romantic 1847 novel, which was filmed in Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, England, premieres Sunday on the cable network. The British co-production aired earlier this year in England.
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November 25, 2007 | Orli Low, Nick Owch, David L. Ulin
The Dublin-based literary magazine the Stinging Fly was founded in 1997 as a venue for new writers from Ireland and around the world. The winter issue, just out, boasts seven pieces of fiction set in such far-flung locales as Los Angeles and Donegal (who says relative location isn't everything?), as well as works by 16 poets and a quartet of book reviews. Also in the issue is a piece by London literary agent Lucy Luck that details the pleasure she found in reading as a child.
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October 18, 1997 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
A new "Jane Eyre" is the latest small jewel in the crown of the A&E network, which has supplanted PBS as U.S. television's leading interpreter of popular classics. A&E is bearing the fruits of its collaborations with British production companies. Having already done Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" extremely proud and aired a pretty decent TV version of her "Emma," the cable network now turns to Charlotte Bronte, whose "Jane Eyre" was published in 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell.
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September 15, 1994 | MARK CHALON SMITH
Write the word "Gothic" and underline it about three times and you get an idea of "Jane Eyre," one of Hollywood's more effective adaptations of classic literature. The 1944 movie based on Charlotte Bronte's bleakly romantic novel is so intensely Gothic that it makes the book seem almost buoyant. Orson Welles stars as the mysterious and pained Edward Rochester, but his influence goes beyond that--it seeps all over the movie.
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October 16, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's another big movie weekend with a cable flick on New York Yankee manager Joe Torre, a family drama directed by Goldie Hawn, a romance from the pen of Barbara Taylor Bradford and a new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's haunting "Jane Eyre." Paul Sorvino stars in Showtime's "Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way," Friday at 9 p.m. Sorvino plays the New York Yankees manager who won the 1996 World Series while his brother (Robert Loggia) was in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant.
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April 12, 1996 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
The movies have always been fond of "Jane Eyre," as well they might be of a book capable of inspiring ad copy like "A love story every woman would die a thousand deaths to live" (crafted for the 1944 Joan Fontaine-Orson Welles version). A Romantic novel with a capital R, its tale of a plain governess coping with a fancy house and the man who owns it is so potent the work has never been out of print since its original publication in 1847.
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August 12, 2011
John Wood Award-winning British actor John Wood, 81, a British actor who won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," died Saturday in his sleep inEngland, his agent announced. Best known for his theater work in London and on Broadway, Wood was nominated for two more Tonys, as Guildenstern in Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," which opened on Broadway in 1967, and as the title character in "Sherlock Holmes," a long-running revival of the 1899 drama that came to Broadway in 1974.
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March 14, 2011
'Jane Eyre,' the film starring Mia Wasikowska that is based on Charlotte Brontë's novel, debuts in limited release in Los Angeles and New York and achieves the highest per-theater average box office of any film this year. 'Lofty 'Eyre' Just like its strong-willed heroine, "Jane Eyre" is proving to be a quiet but powerful force. The new Focus Features film based on the 19th century Charlotte Brontë novel debuted in only four theaters this weekend and generated the highest per-theater average of any film this year.
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March 11, 2011
'Jane Eyre' MPAA rating: PG-13 for thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Playing: In general release
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March 11, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The book is called "Jane Eyre" but when it comes to its numerous movie versions, whether it's Orson Welles in 1944 or Michael Fassbender right now, the actor playing Edward Rochester often ends up with the lion's share of the attention. That's because the brooding master of Thornfield in Charlotte Bronte's 1847 novel is one of literature's archetypal romantic heroes, a complex and troubled individual who is sensitive, poetic and, as Lady Caroline Lamb famously said of Lord Byron, "mad, bad and dangerous to know.
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March 10, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Of all the stars Mia Wasikowska saw at Vanity Fair's exclusive Oscar party last month, Justin Bieber was the one she found most fascinating. There he was, in all his pint-sized teen idol glory, scurrying around the Sunset Tower with Disney star Selena Gomez in tow. "They were just, like, snickering and running away somewhere," the actress, 21, recounted. But unlike Bieber's legion of screaming tween fans, Wasikowska wasn't interested in the romantic status of the pair. Instead, she was struck by how many partygoers also seemed unable to tear their eyes away from the young singer.
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March 6, 2011 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
As grand as the spectacle of film can be, books offer a different set of pleasures: There is time to ponder, to turn the page back, to sit with characters' thoughts and share in their heartbreaks, their revelations. Some big movies are coming this spring from books that with any luck there might just be enough time to read before their glossy translations hit the screen. Charlotte Brontë's tale of romance and a man with a secret, "Jane Eyre," opens Friday. The film stars Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland," "The Kids Are All Right")
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February 6, 1997 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lisa Hayes is not the first to dramatize "Jane Eyre." From a 1934 silent film version to the Broadway-style musical now running in Toronto, Charlotte Bronte's classic has always been choice adaptation material. Hayes, however, might be the first to act it out alone. Each weekend, Hayes stands in Universal City's tiny Back Parlour Theatre and covers the whole 20-year saga--solo.
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July 27, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Another night passes in secret-ridden Thornfield Hall, out on the moors. Jane Eyre, a young English governess who has been through a lot, believes her love for Edward Rochester, master of the house, to be unrequited. Despairingly, she sketches a self-portrait and assesses the results as "plain and uneven." Now in its U.S. premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, the musical "Jane Eyre" is a bit better than that.
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March 1, 2011 | By Susan James, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Marking the March 11 opening of the new film adaptation of " Jane Eyre " from the novel by Charlotte Bronte, VisitBritain has created a free Jane Eyre/Bronte Country destination pocket guide. "Jane Eyre," which was published in 1847, tells the story of a young orphan who suffers injustices, grows into a young woman of strong moral character and eventually weds her true love. It has been made into numerous movies and TV miniseries, including a 1910 silent film and a 1996 big-screen version starring Anna Paquin, William Hurt, Joan Plowright and Geraldine Chaplin.
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November 18, 2010
Where you've seen her Before her turn as Poppy in "Happy-Go-Lucky," Sally Hawkins appeared in Mike Leigh's 2002 "All or Nothing" and the 2004 thriller "Layer Cake. " She had small but pivotal parts in 2009's "An Education" and this fall's "Never Let Me Go. " She also appeared this year in "It's a Wonderful Afterlife" and will soon be seen in "Submarine" and "Jane Eyre. "
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