Last week Liz and I made an impulsive decision to go to the movies and ended up at Jane Eyre - and we loved it! Since neither of us had read the book, the whole story was new to us and kept us guessing (is that a ghost in the inner chamber!?!?!). It also got me thinking that, sadly, I am familiar with the British classics only through the movies. In high school I had the choice to take either Brit Lit or American Lit and I chose American (Faulker, Dos Pasos, Salinger, Flannery O'Connor, etc.). I should probably add Jane Eyre to my ever-expanding reading list, along with some Jane Austen.
PS. I liked The New York Times' take on previous Jane Eyre film adaptations.
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