Jane Eyre (1944) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles

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This is an early screen version of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. Filmed in black and white with a strong Gothic flavor, it follows the heroine from childhood to adulthood. With her parents dead, an aunt begrudgingly takes young Jane into her upper-class household but treats her like a servant. When Jane stands up for herself, her aunt ships her off to a school for girls that is more of a prison than an educational institution.
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The grown-up Jane (Joan Fontaine) becomes a governess to the ward of a wealthy and formidable Edward Rochester (a brooding Orson Welles). Despite the disparity in their social positions, Jane falls for the lord of the manor, and he eventually returns her feelings. Their plans for marriage, however, are aborted when Jane learns about the first Mrs. Rochester. She must then decide between staying with the love of her life or upholding her moral standards by leaving him.
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Script Analysis of Jane Eyre (1944)

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different social class Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Is this movie based on a    -   book

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