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Very much a Cliffsnotes adaptation. Although Mann's direction is quite good, I find that the miscasting of Scott and York is what really took me out of it. Other than that, Williams' exquisite score is this version's saving grace.
The first act in Lowood feels incredibly rush and the acting by the kids is not exactly up to snuff. Also as pointed out in other reviews, the DVD transfer is horrendous but John Williams' stellar score and George C. Scott and Susannah York's face-off more than makes up for that.
Of all the "condensed" versions of 'Jane Eyre' I have seen (1944, 1949, 1957, 1970/1, 1996, 1997) this is currently my favourite even if the DVD quality is less than perfect. I have read that the orignal film was destroyed. What a mistake!
This Hallmark Hall of Fame TV adaption may not be the best version for some people but it's been mine since 1971. I held a cassette player next to the TV speaker for 2 hours just so I could record John William's wonderful score. It would be 20 plus years before I was able to acquire a CD of the music. Personally, I like Susannah York as Jane. When she tells blind Edward, she's "come home" at the end, it always makes me cry.
Undenyably the worst adaptation of the film I have ever seen! I hate to say that, because George C. Scott plays a wonderful Scrooge, but one can tell he is too old for the Rochester role by far. He does little to capture the character, and Susannah York does nothing for me as Jane Eyre. Watch this only if you really have nothing better to do.
This was the worst telling of Jane Eyre ever! They completely butchered one of the best storries ever written! The only thing they kept close to the book was that she went to school when she was 10 and ran away after her wedding was cut short!