Director Cary Fukunaga Explains “Jane Eyre!" I Love This Movie!
Independent Films, Talk Shows, Interviews
Have I told you how much I love interviewing film directors? If you want to know more about the aspects of filmmaking, who best to turn to but the filmmaker herself or himself? Cary Fukunaga, coming off of the critical success of “Sin Nombre” decided to work on the period film, “Jane Eyre.”
I sat down with the director to talk about:
*** How he managed to balance romance and gothic (hard to do!) in “Jane Eyre”
*** Why did he decide to follow-up “Sin Nombre” with “Jane Eyre?”
*** The similarities between his two movies
*** How he directed his two leads, Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender
*** Was he inspired by “The Shining?”
*** Fukunaga adored the “Jane Eyre” version starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. How did his new film compare to the older take?
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. The isolated and imposing residence - and Mr. Rochester's coldness - have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester - and the terrible secret that he is hiding.
Genres: Drama, Romance and Adaptation
Release Date: March 11th, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content.
Distributors: Focus Features
Cast and Credits
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins
Directed by: Cary Fukunaga
Produced by: Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits, Christine Langan
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States