Small, plain and poor, Jane Eyre comes to Thornfield Hall as governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. Denied love all her life, Jane can’t help but be attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. But just when Mr. Rochester seems to be returning the attention, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram and her party to stay at his estate. Meanwhile, the secret of Thornfield Hall could ruin all their chances for happiness. –IMDb
Director Robert (Bob) Stevenson’s unusual knack for blending fantasy with credibility made anything seem possible in Disney live-action motion pictures from flying Volkswagens to levitating nannies, leprechauns to flubber. During the 1960s, the unpretentious craftsman directed nearly all of Disney’s successful films, including the Academy Award-winning “Mary Poppins” in 1964.
The believable fantasy elements found in many of his motion pictures have been a source of inspiration for other filmmakers, as well. Stanley Kubrick was said to have seen “Mary Poppins” three times while prepping “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
Bob once explained the secret of his success, “When I’m directing a picture, what I have in mind is a happy audience, enjoying it in a movie house.”
Former Disney Producer and fellow Legend Bill Walsh credited the director’s keen sense of vision and attention to detail. He once said, “With Bob, you were always sure when the film finished that you had everything… read more
Classic adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's oft-filmed novel is classic Hollywood filmmaking at its best. It could easily verge on melodrama, but the brilliantly rendered atmosphere makes it into a mesmerizing gothic tale, with its superb black and white photography and Bernard Herrmann's lush score, as well as the star presence of Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. A true classic.
A young Elizabeth Taylor. Once Jane Eyre leaves Lowood it becomes so fairytale like, becomes a love story. That didn't matter to me, where's the revenge on that guy with the tea cup who killed Helen? The happiest part is when you learn that fat kid kills himself and the mother had a stroke.