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Jane Eyre trailer gets Hollywood treatment

CaryFukunaga.jpgAll it needed was the voice over man reading the text appearing on screen. Charlotte Brontë's classic novel has gotten the Hollywood treatment, although I'm sure the film, which sports an exciting cast, doesn't reflect the way the trailer plays out.

Jane Eyre is a great story, and when you read some of the blurbs for the new film you can see why it might attract a modern audience and a modern take on the film, except the film isn't a modern take, just the trailer.

It's strange watching the period drama, with period language, and hearing the typical modern Hollywood trailer tricks flying over the top. There's the boom sounds from the audio to fire home a dramatic moment or a scary one, intensified to try and make you jump through the sound rather than react to the moment itself.

The text flashing across the top of the picture looks like it was added on as an after thought and doesn't really belong there, almost as if they had tried it with a voice over and realised it was too much.

Yet there's no need for this kind of trailer for Jane Eyre. Toning it down a little and the film could have been sold on the cast alone, never mind the direction of Cary Fukunaga who recently delivered Sin Nombre. For the film stars Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, and more.

Watch the trailer and see what I mean. I'm sure the film is dramatic, but I prey they haven't given the whole film the same audio treatment.



I half expected this to be a "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" adaptation.


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