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The closest version to the book so far!,
This review is from: Jane Eyre [VHS]  (VHS Tape)What an absolutely fantastic version! WHY ON EARTH ISN'T IT ON DVD????? "Jane Eyre" is my all time favourite book. I love this novel, but I've seen some appalling versions of it. I was not at all impressed with many other versions as they were either "modernised" or not close to the plot in the novel. I saw this version when it was originally broadcast on BBC 1 on a Sunday afternoon. At the age of ten I was impressed with it and I still am!
The combination of Timothy Dalton and Zelah Clarke works incredibly well. Both characters are extremely believable. I can't understand why Dalton performed in more action films than costume dramas. He is incredibly talented and IS Mr Rochester.
The theme music is lovely, and at the end of the film I cried! It is such a wonderful, moving and inspiring story especially when the parts are played by suitable actors and actresses.
Spoilt brat John Reed deserves a good slap (he is played well), annoying child!
This version should be on DVD and is a must for anyone's collection. It is "darker" than your typical Jane Austen dramas