The wedding scene is done well in this production, as is the key scene afterwards where Rochester introduces the shocked company to his wife, Bertha (Sophie Reissner) – and, once she has finished her violent attempts to attack him, cradles her in his arms for a moment, as if she were his child, or as if it is the two of them against the world. ”, which I think I’ve also heard in other productions of .
Anyway, when seeing any dramatisation of Jane Eyre, I always find myself waiting eagerly for her first sight of Thornfield and her first meeting with Rochester, which of course is the centre of the book.
The German/Irish actor garnered rave reviews in , a thriller with Forest Whitaker, William H.
So it’s surprising that, so far, I haven’t got round to writing about any of the many adaptations of Charlotte Brontë’s great novel on this blog.
From the few reviews I’ve found on the net, most people seem to agree that Morton – also so good in Woody Allen’s for lack of a better descriptive phrase.
His Rochester seems far too “on the edge” in all his dealings, far too high-strung for the Rochester I always have in mind, coming off many times as hysterical (and making Jane seem far more practical and centered).” I can see that, as Mavis says, this is a more highly-strung Rochester than some other interpretations of the character, but I’d say the character’s darkness, violence and despair are there in the novel – and it is interesting to see an actor bring these elements out so strongly.