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The Brit paper The Guardian's profile of JANE EYRE star Mia Wasikowska covers a lot of ground, from her early passion for ballet, her first films (including THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT) and her love of photography. As Kira Cochrane, the writer of the piece "Mia Wasikowska: 'There's a common misconception that the loud kid in the class is the actor'," notes...

DIGITAL SPY CATCHES CARY FUKUNAGA

In a video on Digital Spy, Jane Eyre director Cary Fukunaga talks about directing JANE EYRE. On of the more interesting section is how he connects his earlier film  SIN NOMBRE, the dangerous  journey of a family of Central American immigrants across Mexican, to JANE EYRE,  Charlotte Bronte's novel about a 19th century governess. Interesting. Also catch the video of Digital Spy talking with Digital Spy with Mia Wasikowska, aka JANE.

LEONARD MALTIN: WATCH JANE EYRE
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On Huffington Post, film critic Leonard Maltin picked five films to see for the end of the summer. Of course, JANE EYRE - now on DVD - is on his list. What does he say? "Writer Moira Buffini and director Cary Fukunaga bring a fresh eye to Charlotte Brontë's classic novel. Even better, Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender are perfectly cast as the much-abused Jane and the tortured Mr. Rochester. Judi Dench brings a welcome touch of humor to the proceedings as a dithery housekeeper in this handsome but admirably restrained period piece."

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Big excitement at the Sarajevo Film Festival as director Cary Fukunaga arrives at this international film festival to present a Open Air Screening of Jane Eyre. And even more excitement when the fest learned that actors Michael Fassbender and  Simon McBurney will join him.

JANE EYRE MOTEL IN TAICHUNG CITY, TAIWAN
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Focus Features not only released Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre this year, but we’ve gone out of our way to promote the film wherever and whenever we could. As you can see Focus CEO James Schamus along with friend David Lee are in Taichung City in Taiwan to grab a photo op for the film at the Jane Eyre Motel. We believe their motto is “The Place to Get Moor Love any Time of the Day.

NEW YORK TIMES: ROCHESTER GAINS SUPER POWERS
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Michael Fassbender, who plays Rochester in Jane Eyre as well as the lead in the upcoming X-Man, is an actor with real superpowers, a simple man able to transform himself in a single role. In a New York Times article, Sarah Lyall speaks to the German-born, Irish star about his many roles, and you can see them in their special slide show (See also our retrospective slide show “People in Film: Michael Fassbender”) For Fassbender, change (and fear) is the goal of an actor:

What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things…I don’t want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to take risks and keep myself scared.

MIA WASIKOWSKA ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100
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One of Time Magazine’s 100 (there list of notable people) include Jane Eyre’s Mia Wasikowska. Glenn Close wrote the appreciation of the young star (whose been in both Jane Eyre and
NICHOLAS ROMBES WILL FIGHT FOR JANE EYRE
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Rumpus Film Writer Nicholas Rombes took up the cause of Jane Eyre recently in the column “Into the Splice” in Filmmaker Magazine. Why did plain Jane need his help? Because, as Rombes relates, she was being assaulted by a bored audience member with a Blackberry.  This less-than-charming lady, he writes, would “sigh hea
IVILLAGE BOOK CLUB CONNECTION
NBCUniversal’s iVillage and Focus Features Celebrate Classic and Bestselling Novels Jane Eyre and One Day with the launch of iVillage Book Club Connection – in support of motion picture versions. iVillage Strengthens its commitment to reading with the launch of its first digital book club at www.iVillage.com/jointheclub on March 28. New York, NY, March 28, 20...
BLACKBOOK COVERS MIA WASIKOWSKA
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In the new issue of Black Book, Mia Wasikowska shows up looking like a very mod Jane Eyre for Nick Haramis cover story “Mia Wasikowska, Once More Through the Looking Glass.” It’s a robust article with some stunning photography by Santiago Sierra. It starts off with a telling exchange between writer and star over the fate of Lind
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In the current issue of W, Lynn Hirschberg’s “Dual in the Sun” zooms in on Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska, the stars of Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre. The piece is broken into two parts, and illustrated with some stunning photos by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. The first half has Mia’s interviw and the secon
HUFFPOST TALKS TO CARY FUKUNAGA ABOUT PERIOD CHALLENGES
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In his interview with Jane Eyre's director Cary Fukunaga, the Huffington Post’s Marshall Fine asked about the specific issues of filming a classic today. Cary mentions one of the least expected obstacles: "In Derbyshire, there was a big coal-burning electric plant that we had to erase digitally from some shots - along with
BRONTë VS AUSTEN: GET READY TO RUMBLE
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Monica Hesse in her piece for the Washington Post’s article "Jane Eyre movie rekindles Austen vs. Bronte, the battle of the bonnets” speaks of the unspeakable—a potential rumble between the “Janeites” and the “Charlottans.” If Austen ruled the ‘90s and the ‘00s, with a complete BBC revamping of her novels, such innovative adaptations as Clueless, and Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice for Focus Features perhaps Brontë’s time has come. In addition to the popular support for Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre, Hesse notes that “director Andrea Arnold is finishing up edits for a new version of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights — the first version to cast a black actor in the role of Heathcliff.” But why now? Hesse offers one possible answer:

Some analysts have wondered if the Brontes are built for economic downturn — that difficult times draw us to difficult stories. The Bronte heroes find happiness, but not without losing a hand or their eyesight, or having their manor burned down. It’s a bruised happiness, one that might appeal to the foreclosed modern viewer.

CARY FUKUNAGA TALKS WITH NPR’S MORNING EDITION
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On Morning Edition, Cary Fukunaga talks with NPR's Renee Montagne about making Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. It’s charming interview in which Cary remembers his first encounter watching Robert Stevenson's 1944 version with Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles with his mother: “My mom loved the old black-and-white films…Since we had a VHS recorder, we were taping them off TV, and I remember Jane Eyre being one of the first [tapes] we had. I r
W WALKS THE RED CARPET WITHJANE EYRE
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In W Magazine’s blog, Virginia VanZanten gave a glamorous blow-by-blow of the premiere of Jane Eyre at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City. She covers it all––from the red carpet with Michael Fassbender joking with journalists to the screening (with Focus CEO James Schamus quipping “If the Academy has proved anything, it&rsqu
JANE EYRE ON YOUTUBE: #3--RAPPIN' JANE
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Yo, Yo, Yo--Jane is in da house! In the super cool Jane Eyre rap video, a band of dudes tell us about this girl whose "name is Jane Eyre." That's right, "say it right, just rap, "her name is Jane Eyre." Listen up.
LA TIMES STEPS ON JANE EYRE'S RED CARPET
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LA TIMES DISCOVERS MIA WASIKOWSKA
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In the Los Angeles Times, Amy Kaufam profiles the actress Mia Wasikowska, the star of Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre. Like her character in the film, Mia proves to be a woman of quiet grace and clear intelligence. Kaufman observers how Mia is constant observer of people and herself.  At one point Kaufman describes how she approached her charact
FUTURE PERFECT—MICHAEL FASSBENDER
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In a Salon.com article entitled “Michael Fassbender, future superstar”, Andrew O’Hehir provides a lovely profile of Michael Fassbender, the Rochester in Cary Fukunaga’s new Jane Eyre. O’Hehir and Fassbender have a lively talk about film, Jane Eyre, and Orson Welles. At on
JANE EYRE ON YOUTUBE: #2--LIGHT SABERS
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Here's a video with a really unique take on Charlotte Brontë’s 19th century novel. In this school project, a student has made a trailer for a Jane Eyre with lasers and light saber. When one character asks, “What are you doing with your lightsaber?” The answer is “I’m going to save Jane Eyre.”
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