Friday, March 11, 2011

Jane Eyre: A Giveaway

As avid Charlotte Bronte fans probably know, a film adaptation of her classic novel Jane Eyre hits theaters today, March 11!

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Holliday Grainger, Sally Hawkins, Tamzin Merchant, Imogen Poots, Judi Dench
Director: Cary Fukunaga (“Sin Nombre”)
Screenplay by: Moira Buffini (“Tamara Drewe”); Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë
MPAA Rating: PG-13
About the Film: Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland”) and Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”) star in the romantic drama based on Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, from acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga (“Sin Nombre”). In the story, Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. As she reflects upon the people and emotions that have defined her, it is clear that 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. She must now act decisively to secure her own future and come to terms with the past that haunts her – and the terrible secret that Mr. Rochester is hiding and that she has uncovered…

For more about the film:

Though I'm not usually one for book-to-film adaptations, I'm ridiculously excited for this newest interpretation of one of my favorite books (my review) -- judging from the trailer, it looks like the filmmakers have stayed true to Bronte's immortal vision. Take a look at the reading group video and see:

Therefore I am thrilled to host a giveaway courtesy of Focus Features and organized by Big Honcho Media.

Two winners will each receive:
  • Soundtrack sampler
  • Bookmark
  • Journal
  • Pencil
  • Copy of the book [movie tie-in edition]

To Enter:
  • Comment (including your email address) and answer the question:
What do you love best about the original novel? Or, what makes you most excited to see the film?
  • Ends 3/18/11 at 11:59 pm EST
  • U.S. Only
  • Winners will be chosen via
Good luck!


TheGirlOnFire said...

I am excited to see this because the book is such a classic!

Stephanie- thegirlonfire27
thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

Lucia said...

I am excited to see this because it looks very good... seems like the best Jane Eyre adaptation yet. Probably because it's been so dramatized, but still.


jenna said...

I am so excited to see the movie because Jane Eyre is my favorite classic novel. I'm really interested in seeing how they've adapted it!


Nicole Loves Coacoa said...

This is a classic novel, it is beautiful, Can't wait to see it!!


Ricki said...

I like the original because it is the original gothic novel, and that is my favorite genre.

Jessy said...

I'm excited to see the film because I have to see how the new one compares to the original.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love that the original novel isn't like a lot of other novels of it's era. The dark gothic aspects of the story are great with the twists and the surprises. Plus, the fact that Jane is so independent and straightforward. Shes a great character. I'm excited the movie seems to be staying true to the original story, its so rare to see a great movie adaptation.. I'm hoping this is one!! (

lisa said...

what i'm most excited about with this movie, as i am with all classic novel-to-film creations, is how the actors embody the characters through their actions, speech, and facial expressions. seeing it come alive is too cool!

thanks for the contest!

lisathebooknerd at gmail dot com

hmsgofita said...

I'm so excited to see this. I love the book and enjoy seeing each adaptation. Some are definitely better than others!

I just love the way Rochester and Jane interact and how they fall in love. It's just amazing how Bronte was able to write that.

The trailer looks so gothic! Looks so exciting. Plus, Rochester is hot!

hmsgofita at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Excited to see this movie because it looks like they tried to stay faithful to the classic.

lisa :) said...

I'm super excited to see the movie because I'm currently reading the book... FOR THE FIRST TIME! *insert gasps of shock as I dodge the rotten fruit hurled my way* I feel like the only person on the planet (or at least in the book blogging world) who has never read Jane Eyre but thanks to my trusty Kindle and a passion for classic literature I'm diving into Brote's text and enjoying every word! My goal is to get through the book in a week (I'll be blogging about the challenge soon) and then go see the movie!

herbookself at gmail dot com

Sasha Switz said...

I'm excited to see this movie because of Mia Wasikowska. The only movie I remember seeing her in was Alice in Wonderland, and I thought she was a really great actress. Plus, the trailer for this movie makes in look eerie and fantastic. I can't wait!


Erinberry said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I love movies based on classic novels. Thanks for the giveaway!

erinberry12 at charter dot net

Nancy Kelley said...

Wow Casey, what a fantastic giveaway! Until recently, I was completely uninterested in Jane Eyre. (Personal reasons... too much to go into.) Then Erin Blakemore hosted Herione Love in February, and the first post was on Jane Eyre. It is now firmly on my TBR, though I don't plan to read it on my break. ;)

As a new lover of the book, I'd be thrilled to win this prize package.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the book but I've seen the BBC version and I fell in love with it! Not only is it a classic but I loved the story line! Mia is a great actress and I'm excited to see this new version!

twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I can't wait to see this classic on the big screen!! thanks so much for the contest!!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Booklover-Book Chicks said...

I am most excited for the film probably because of seeing what they will do in the film that has also happened in the book and to find things that they didn't do in the film that happened in the book. Also the outfits will be cool to see.


Thank you so much for this giveaway!

soulunsung said...

I would be thrilled to win this, honestly. I have a definitive amount of love and appreciation for the classics and am always open for a new interpretation of them.

That said, to answer the question you posed, I'm really interested to see this film's take on the classic. To see if they can re-vamp it a bit, while still preserving the integrity of the story. I've seen the BBC version of this and had originally fallen in love with that.

I've also read the original book, though it's been years. Well, anyway, I'm rather hoping to have this one fall into my hot little hands so that I can see what changes (if any) have been made, if it's re-vamped to give it a more edgey vibe, or if it's still sticking to preserving the integrity of the story itself.

In any case, it should be an amazing re-read and watch.

Susan Haugland

nfmgirl said...

I actually haven't read Jane Eyre yet, nor seen the movie. *head hung in shame* So I really need this! Please count me in. Thanks!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Deborah A. said...

This is so embarrassing, but I haven't read Jane Eyre yet. My roommate in college was in the orchestra for a play version, and I remember I enjoyed it. I stumbled upon the BBC version of the movie (with Toby Stevens) at the library last summer, and I fell in love. Not just with Toby, with the story. Now my goal is to read Jane Eyre. Shouldn't be hard. I'm really excited to see the movie, but I'm afraid I won't love Michael Fassbender as much as I love Toby Stevens.

Lexie said...

I love any type of historical fiction and Jane Eyre is a definite classic!

Sarita said...

I've been a huge fan of Jane Eyre since I was a teenager and I'm literally sitting on pins and needles to see if they can pull it off :)


Vidisha said...

would love to see the movie

Samita (Book Purring) said...

Ah well, I am reading it right now, I'm trying to read a couple of classics every year and since the movie was coming out I decided it was time to check out Jane Eyre. I suppose in my case that's what makes me excited about the movie, that I am reading the ebook right now :)

Harmony B. said...

Im SO excited to see this movie adaptation because I feel if it's not a BIG hollywood picture, Jane Eyre is the perfect classic to be converted into a movie!

Plus, I love me some of that romance <3


Anonymous said...

I am so excited to see this movie for three reasons: i love the novel, the trailer was heart- stopping, and i love mia!


Meredith said...

I like reading the novel because there's so much more information in it than there could ever be put into the movie. Usually the movies end up being a disappointment because I know the back story of everything and wonder how others could enjoy the movie without knowing that information.

meredithfl at gmail dot com

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