Jane Eyre was one of the first love stories I ever read, possibly the very first, and it remains one of my favorites. It has been made into a movie many times, the latest in release now. So, here's a walk down memory lane. I tried to find a trailer from all the Jane Eyre films that were ever made (not sure if any are missing). And since a trailer wasn't available for most, short clips have been substituted. (I wanted to keep them short, so you'll see the first meeting of Jane and Mr. Rochester several times. Apparently the horse scene is one of the shortest clips available). Here they are, in order, from earliest to most recent:
1943 - Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine
1970 - Susannah York and George C. Scott
1983 - Timothy Dalton
1996 - the Franco Zeffirelli version with William Hurt
So, what do you think of Jane Eyre, and if you've seen any of these movies, which was your favorite?
I've only seen a couple of them, but I do want to see this latest one.