I really loved Jane Eyre at uni. At the time I was starting to read more gothic fiction (which in the end, became half of my dissertation) and really liked that side to it. If you haven't read it, give it a go! There is mystery and intrigue and genuinely scary goings on. & then under all that you've got a massively confusing relationship with a man who is horrible and not bonnie (but somehow still quite appealing and gruff and interesting). Your protagonist is a girl who doesn't care that she's plain or people think she's plain, she's still going to tell it as she sees it, thank you very much. It's good!
So when I saw this trailer.. well, I was quite intrigued.
It's creepy! It's Jane Eyre, but given more of a gothic horror edge! It's not just a sappy take on the relationship! It's going to be great!
Oh. Well. Sorry. It clearly wasn't meant to be. It is getting pretty good reviews, so if you like period dramas and aren't a MASSIVE GOTHIC FICTION FAN with (clearly ridiculous) DREAMS OF A HORROR REMAKE then you'll probably like it. Even just for the scene where she nestles her face across his jodhpur-clad thigh (this happens). Or the part where he wears the most ridiculous hat (this happens).
|I tried to find a photo of one of his Jane Eyre hats, but failed. This is pretty much on the same level though. Good god.|
& onto something completely different... I did my first guest blog post today! It's over on French for Cupcake and is me professing my love for roller derby. Claire's a fellow derby girl who has a lovely blog, so go and check it out! Ta!
Have a lovely weekend. I have only THREE sleeps to go until we go on holiday, so excitement is building!