Book vs. Movie: Jane Eyre (1943, 1983, 1996, 2006, 2011)

Share it with your friends Like

Thanks! Share it with your friends!


Reader, did you know that there has been at least one screen adaptation of Jane Eyre per decade since 1910? The publication of Jane Eyre in 1847 heralded a new direction in prose fiction featuring a complex female protagonist. Charlotte Brontë, like her sisters, explore the issues of class and status within Victorian society. The many attempts to bring Jane Eyre to life through film, TV, and stage adaptations reflect the ongoing relevance of the novel. Today, we’ll take a look at just five popular adaptations of Jane Eyre:

Jane Eyre (1943)
Starring Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles

Jane Eyre (1983)
Starring Zelah Clarke and Timothy Dalton

Jane Eyre (1996)
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Hurt

Jane Eyre (2006)
Starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens

Jane Eyre (2011)
Starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender

0:00 Prologue
0:45 Jane Eyre (1943)
2:36 Jane Eyre (1983)
3:36 Jane Eyre (1996)
5:21 Jane Eyre (2006)
7:09 Jane Eyre (2011)
8:33 Epilogue

#BytheBook #JaneEyre


Penney Burgess says:

George C. Scott will always be Rochester to me. Susanna York will forever be Jane. All the other are just very fine performances.

Валентина Попова says:

Only 1983 version can be called "Jane Eyre". Excellent cast, unbelievable work of main characters keeps you in suspens till the final moment of the film. Timothy and Zelah ARE Edward and Jane.

ladiKoup09 says:

Worth to see and Jane Eyre (1970) with George C. Scott and Susannah York!

Sarah Norris says:

I love the 2011 verision!

دو ري مي فا صو لا سي دو says:

1970 is the best

Bubblegum Pop says:

I’ve watched the 2006 and 2011 versions and read the book and I love them all!

Oriana Lara says:

La mejor es la primera la antigua de 1943con Joan Fontaine y Orson wells, es muy buena sobretodo en la parte de la niñez.

Millie says:

2006's is the best, I've watched it many times, Jane Eyre is just so superior to Pride and Prejudice, I'm glad it got so many adaptations and a very very good one such as 2006's.

Mad Ness says:

Jane Eyre from 1943 and mr Rochester from 2011🙈❤

Fluffy To Fit says:

2006 is by far my favorite adaptation, simply for the magnificent acting and the genuine chemistry between Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens. And I don't find Ruth to be attractive at all (I know others have told me they think she's pretty), which made her a better Jane. 1983 is worth watching as it's the longest adaptation, so you get more of the story visualized, but the casting and acting falls short. I'm also giving a shout out to the young Peggy Ann Garner who played young Jane in the 1943 version; she was by far the best young Jane of all of them.

Nora Jancso says:

Waiting for this decade's version..

Needleworknut says:

2006. For me.

Harp Gal says:

1983. So perfectly cast, IMO. Timothy Dalton seethes with a combo of anger and frustration, always boiling and ready to explode.

Zoe Guenevere says:

For me, Mia Wasikowska is the best Jane eyre and Timothy Dalton is the best Rochester.

Klemátisz Jóni says:

The 2011 version with Mia is my favourite. This is how I imagined Jane when I read the book, and also the other persons, places.

kayla hensley says:

1983 version ftw!

DATo DATonian says:

5:23 (scene not complete in this video) = some of the finest acting I have ever seen. Simply stunning!

Ditsa Shihurkar says:

The 1983 is the most faithful and best adaptation of all the versions so far. It tells the story in much better way, and Timothy dalton is the best rochester till date. 🙂

ola ristemic says:

I have seen all movies Jane Eyre.But the best adaptation was movie from 1997.You had missed it.Watched and all of decide.Jane Eyre from 1997 ROCKS.

Elizabeth Rivera says:

1943 sucks sooo bad!

I only like the 1996 one… Is the most passionate acting I've seen

KatMatt94 says:

The 97 version with Ciarán Hinds and Samantha Morton has now a very special place in my heart. But Timothy is my favourite Rochester ever.

Write a comment