In this, part one of our first two-part episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre!
For these two episodes, we read Jane Eyre and watched eight screen adaptations. In this episode, we’ll discuss:
- Charlotte Brontë’s original novel, first published in 1847. Read it on Amazon or iBooks.
- The 1943 movie, directed by Robert Stevenson, written by Stevenson, John Houseman, and Aldous Huxley, and starring Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles. Watch it on iTunes or Amazon.
- The 1970 TV movie, directed by Delbert Mann, and starring Susannah York and George C. Scott. Watch it on YouTube.
- The 1973 BBC miniseries, directed by Joan Craft, written by Robin Chapman, and starring Sorcha Cusack and Michael Jayston.
- The 1983 BBC miniseries, directed by Julian Amyes, written by Alexander Baron, and starring Zelah Clarke and Timothy Dalton. Watch it on Amazon.
- In part two, we’ll be covering Franco Zeffirelli’s 1996 movie, Robert Young’s 1997 TV movie, Susanna White’s 2006 miniseries, and Cary Fukunaga’s 2011 movie.
- The Brontë family
- William Makepeace Thackeray
- Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, discussed here on Adapt or Perish
- George C. Scott and They Might Be Giants
- Susannah York’s reaction shot
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