Monday, March 15, 2010

{ bronte along }

On Friday, Melissa Averinos of Yummy Goods and Beth Dunn hosted an impromptu Bronte-along, via twitter, where we all watched the 2006 Masterpiece Theater version of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Having never read the book, I was totally unfamiliar with the story, but after reading about it on Melissa's blog, I knew it would be good. I mean, just look at these stills.

Not only was it good, it was { So. Good. } So very, very good. So good, in fact, that I'm on my third viewing of it since Friday. Never mind the fact that it's four hours long. It's intoxicatingly beautiful and full of gorgeous cinematography, superb acting, and a timeless love story. And with this hair, I do believe that Sir Edward Rochester may have been the original McDreamy.

So, have I tempted you enough to watch it for yourself? It's available on Amazon, Netflix, and you can even watch the entire series instantly on Youtube.

I think I may need to ask for a copy of it for my birthday next month.

{ If I can wait that long. }

Would you like to join in on the fun and celebrate the Bronte sisters and related works? Please do! You can start by checking out the official Bronte Along page for more information. You can read the book, view the movie, join in on the swooning { er, discussions} and who knows, you may even be inspired to create something yourself as a result. I've got a few things spinning in my head as we speak, and I'll share them with you as soon as they're finished.

Here are some more Bronte-Along links to check out:

Bronte-Along on Facebook

Bronte-Along Flickr Pool

Bronte-Along on Twitter

twitter hashtag: #brontealong

And you must check out Beth's sweet new blog, An Accomplished Young Lady. Soo cute!

Let the swooning begin! Or, shall I say, continue...


Anonymous said...

Right. Like you can wait.
Thanks so much for joining in the fun!

I would add that the friday night viewing was a spontaneous event, but the bronte-along is, in fact, ongoing! If anyone else would like to join, follow the link to find out how!

Heather Jones said...

Thank you, Melissa! I just changed the post and added more info about the ongoing fun!

Anonymous said...

also, i don't know if you saw my tweet last night, but i tried to help you out on the early-birthday-present :o)

Period Dramas said...

I agree that it is a wonderful period drama and so nice to watch! Thanks for sharing the pictures and youtube video. I'm hoping to see the 1997 version with Samantha Morton and CiarĂ¡n Hinds soon, as this too looks great.

Heather Jones said...

Melissa-I just saw your PSA, thank you! I think Jeff has probably gotten the hint by now, seeing that I tell him about Jane Eyre everyday, too. :P Thanks for your help!

Period Dramas, you're very welcome. It is really great. I'll have to take a look at the 1997 version as well.

Pretty Bindle said...

Glad to see another Modern Quilt Guilder ready to rock the Bronte-Along.

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