Jane Eyre (1943)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The best adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ever-popular novel is also the slimmest in terms of its story. Despite the fact that it edits Bronte’s source more than any other adaptation ever did, it is still the only version to really get the feel of it right until 2011.  Joan Fontaine is excellent … More Jane Eyre (1943)

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Pride And Prejudice (1940)

BBBBB (out of 5) Devastatingly good adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, a surprise considering how very condensed the story is from its original source. Greer Garson makes a wonderful Elizabeth in this tale of complicated love and parlour mayhem, who at first interests the attention of stone-faced Mark Darcy (Laurence Olivier at his most dashing) but rejects … More Pride And Prejudice (1940)

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The Devils

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The other fantastic film that Ken Russell made (besides Women In Love) is this brilliant tale of religious persecution and debauchery, based on the play by John Whiting which was taken from the novel The Devils of Loudon by Aldous Huxley. In order to take complete control of medieval France’s world … More The Devils

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