Jane Eyre (2011) EXCLUSIVE TRAILER!

I found this trailer thanks to fellow historical romance writer, Aekubo (via FB)!

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester’s terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

This was the only trailer on YouTube but you’ll find a better one here.

Whose excited?!? I AM! –I’ve watched all the adaptations of this book, from the black & white to the latest BBC version. And I never tire of these remakes. Granted, some adaptations are downright horrible. But still, anything titled Jane Eyre, I will watch.

Sometimes people ask me why I love Jane Eyre so much–why this book is always first to come to mind when asked what my fav book is, why I often reference this book, why I jump up and down when people mention it. The reason is that, to me, Jane Eyre is THE ultimate love story. It’s so passionate! I love how Bronte’s writing draws me so close to the story, allowing me to feel what burns, oppresses, uplifts Jane’s heart. I feel it all. And Rochester!…Don’t even get me started. Not even reading the Wide Saragasso Sea (the prequel to Jane Eyre, revolving around the life of his “mad wife”) could make me hate him.

Also, it’s not just the book itself that I love so much, but the significance of that book in my life. Jane Eyre is like my “first love”. You’re not too sure why you loved that guy, you just did, and because he was the first dude you ever truly cared for–memories of him hold all the more meaning.

This novel has played such a big role in my life because it’s the book that got me into reading classic lit. Heck, it’s what got me to love books in the first place! I wouldn’t be the writer that I am now had my dad not taken me to the bookstore one day to randomly buy me Jane Eyre because 1) it was on sale, and 2) it was published by Penguin, so he thought it was a trustworthy book to buy in his last, desperate attempt to convert his English-reading-writing-hating-daughter-who-nearly-failed-her-English-class into an avid reader .

(My dad buys books like that for me. He bought me this random novel for my birthday. I asked: “Thanks for the book, dad. How’d you come to choose this one though?” He answered: “Well, look. It’s a New York Times bestseller. So I’m sure it’s going to be a great read”).

The first time I read this novel, I was in grade 7, and began reading from ch11 because the first half of the story was booooring. But I fell in love with Mr. Rochester. The second time I read the book, I skimmed through Jane’s childhood. The third time i read it, I read carefully from chapter one to the end and loved it to death. I’ll be read this book again this year for one of my literature classes and I am so excited!

So, tell me about your experience with Jane Eyre and why you do/or do not love the novel!

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15 responses to “Jane Eyre (2011) EXCLUSIVE TRAILER!

  1. Oh gosh, I wouldn’t know where to start…I love Jane & Rochester! 🙂 I posted the film trailer on my blog earlier in the week & I am so excited to see people getting excited about this film. It looks like it will be a wonderful adaptation!

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  2. This adaptation seems much more intense, there’s so much turmoil going on in the trailer. Charlotte is not my favorite of the Bronte’s (that goes to Anne) but I like her story of Jane Eyre and am very excited to see it in the theatres.

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    • Anne wrote…Tenant of Wildfell Hall, right? I have the book but never got to reading it.

      I agree with you that this adaptation seems MUCH more intense. I wonder if its going to top the BBC adaptation with Toby Stephens…because that one was near perfection!

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  3. Madison Woods

    I can’t believe I’ve never read this book, and yet have heard so much about it over the years. It’s time for me to just get it and read, I think.

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  4. Jillian

    Thanks for sharing this! It’s looks awesome. 🙂

    Here’s my experience with Jane Eyre:

    http://jillianisreading.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/jane-eyre-by-charlotte-bronte/

    I love it because it was the first classic I read in my quest to read 250. (Just this year.) It set the stage for my desire to experience — all the Brontes, Austen, Dickens, etc, and etc. 🙂

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  5. Jillian

    Thanks for sharing this! It looks awesome. 🙂

    Here’s my experience with Jane Eyre:

    http://jillianisreading.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/jane-eyre-by-charlotte-bronte/

    I love it because it was the first classic I read in my quest to read 250. (Just this year.) It set the stage for my desire to experience — all the Brontes, Austen, Dickens, etc, and etc. 🙂

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  6. Sharmon Gazaway

    It’s been years since I read it but it made an indelible impression on me. I think I’ve read it twice. The first time the childhood was as you say, boring. The second time I realized how important it was in forging the character of Jane, and why she made the choices she did–and how she was strong enough to make them. I wish I could read it again, but my TBR list is as long as my arm.
    The trailer is awesome!

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  7. Becca

    Yay for Jane!

    I too was in 7th grade when I read this and even did a class speech/book report using Barbie doll props (yeah…). I honestly haven’t read the book since then, but I always remember feelings that books impress on me rather than what the writing or story was actually about. And this was one that definitely left a lasting feeling. I hate that I still have longing emotions for certain books, but CANNOT remember what the titles were. Drives me nuts.

    *off to check out trailer now!*

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    • “..but I always remember feelings that books impress on me rather than what the writing or story was actually about” Oh my gosh! That’s exactly how I feel. When people tell me why I like the book because they hated the plotline…I’m unable to answer. I’m unable to defend the story itself. Now I see why. It’s the writing, the emotion evoked through her words, that makes the story so moving

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