sam morton too pretty to be "plain jane"?
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Posted by greg on September 28, 1997 at 23:31:25:
In response to Plain Jane, written by Courtney on September 28, 1997 at 16:57:34
] Anyone know if Jane Eyre was the subject of this phrase? Also, I find it ironic that in that day, women who were chubby were considered to be beautiful, those who were thin, as in Jane's case, were "plain". Wouldn't they all be shocked at us now! ;-)
it's clear that jane wasn't supposed to be even average in looks - like rochester - and this is somewhat important to the story, i think. even bessie is kind of taken aback by jane's appearance when she sees her again after 8 years. that's one reason why i think joan fontaine just didn't do it for me in the 1944 version(too much of a babe). sam morton is very pretty, if you ask me, so i'll be interested to see how she creates that dichotomy between inner beauty and outer plainness that jane's supposed to have. charlotte gainsbourg was an ingenious choice in this respect, imo. hard to find such a good actress that fits the part so well. she's who i see when i imagine jane eyre.
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