Jane Eyre is a 1970 TV-film directed by Delbert Mann starring George C. Scott and Susannah York. It is based on the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.
The film had its theatrical debut in the United Kingdom in 1970. It was released on television in the United States in 1971. This movie was widely released in China in early 80s with big success and was one of the most popular foreign movies in China.
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Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to the cruel school institution of Lowood. On leaving, she takes a position as governess to a girl named Adele at Thornfield Hall. Fully aware of her low rank and plain countenance, she makes the best of her situation. But Thornfield holds many secrets and despite mysterious occurrences that Jane cannot comprehend, she and Edward Rochester, owner of Thornfield and Adele's guardian, fall in love. Suddenly, when Jane is about to win the happiness she deserves, a dark secret comes to light which needs all her courage, love and maturity.
Differences from novel 
- Jane's time at Gateshead Hall is only referenced and the tale starts with Jane arriving at Lowood School.
- Events at Lowood School are mixed together and there is no outbreak of illness, only Helen's death.
- Mrs. Reed, Eliza, John and Georgiana do not appear at all. Neither does Bessie.
- Julia Severn does not appear. Instead, Mr Brocklehurst criticizes and immediately cuts Jane's wavy hair.
- Miss Scatcherd is shown as more cruel to Helen Burns, sending her out into the cold for punishments rather than simply humbling her in front of her classmates.
- The death of Mrs. Reed is cut, so Jane does not return to Gateshead Hall.
- Mr. Rochester and his guests at Thornfield Hall do not play charades.
- Mr. Rochester does not disguise himself as a Gypsy woman.
- When Jane leaves Thornfield Hall, she quickly stumbles upon the Rivers, who take her in.
- Rosamond Oliver does not appear.
- Jane's kinship to Mary, Diana and St. John Rivers is not revealed.
- Jane does not inherit a fortune.
John Williams composed the score, recording it at Anvil Studios, Denham, outside London.
||"Love Theme from Jane Eyre"
||"Overture (Main Title)"
||"Festivity at Thornfield"
||"Grace Poole and Mason's Arrival"
||"Across the Moors"
||"Reunion (End Title)"
- ^ "Jane Eyre: Limited Edition". La-La Land Records. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
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