Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Jane Eyre - Radio Style

My only exposure to Jane Eyre has been the Hollywood version with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine (which is coming on DVD this Spring). I don't think I have the patience to break out of my non-fiction reading world to take on the book. However, I did enjoy the film - the dark atmosphere in particular.

Today's download is a radio presentation from June 14, 1948 from the Lux Radio Theater, starring Ingrid Bergman as Jane and Robert Montgomery as Edward Rochester. It certainly has a dark feel about it and is an interesting listen, but it's not as grabbing as the film.

MP3 - 9.6 MB

The introduction and end have been cut off from this show, so it will take you directly into the story.

3 comments:

stellypippin said...

*rejoices*

YES!!!

Not only because Bob's Edward, but because the Orson version is coming out on DVD this year, YES!

Bantaskin said...

Orson's Jane Eyre is a favorite of mine. His Edward made me swoon and melt.

I really enjoyed this radio version, although everytime Ingrid spoke I half expected to hear a deep baritone voice say "Pauulaah, where did you put the broach?"

Carrie said...

I had to look up it was Ingrid. There were moments where it was spot on, then others...