Sunday, 27 February 2011

Book to Film Club February 2011: Jane Eyre (Book)


The Book to Film Club book selection for February was the classic novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I found it thrilling to read as it does live up to all the acclaim and I didn't know literally anything about it other than the acclaim going in, which made all the more for a wonderful reading experience. Have you finished it yet? Did you review it? Here are some questions to ponder when thinking about the book and the upcoming film adaptation. Feel free to review it and if you comment or send me the link I'll add it to the list, or you can always journal your thought as well.

Things to ponder on the book:
Did you enjoy reading it?
Was it what you were expecting?
What did you know about the book before reading it?
What did you take away from reading the book?
Why do you think this book has stayed with us for over 150 years?
Who would you recommend the book to?

If this was a re-read:
How did reading it this time compare with your previous time reading it?
Did you notice anything different this time round?
Did your interest and focus stay on the same characters and moments, or shift?

About the upcoming film adaptations:
How do you feel about the casting of the film?
What do you hope to be the focus of the film?
What do you think is essential to keep from the book in the film?
What do you think they can trim away from the book to the film?
What do you think the challenges of the adaptation may be?
Do you have any hesitations on the adaptation?
What are you most looking forward to about the film adaptation?

Jane Eyre Book Reviews by Book to Film Clubbers:

Jane Eyre will be our March Film selection. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell & Judi Dench and is directed by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre). The film comes out March 18, 2011 and you can see the trailer below I'm going to hold off on watching it myself, even though I've read the book I don't want any spoilers in terms of the focus and feel. I'm looking forward to being surprized when seeing it in the theatre.

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