Jane Eyre in Vancouver
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Jane Eyre in Vancouver
Kato, are you talking about a Jane-Eyre look-alike in Vancouver?
Yeah, Diane, you’re the Jane-Eyre look-alike. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha …
Don’t be silly, Kato. I’m not such an old-fashioned woman.
Diane, do you really think that Jane Eyre is an old-fashioned woman?
Yes, of course, I do. Look at Jane Eyre in the following picture.
Now, look at me.
Kato, do you see the difference?
Yeah, I can see the difference. I don’t think Jane Eyre had never taken a yoga class. But I’m not talking about the physical shape. Jane Eyre and you are well-versed, good-natured, warm-hearted women.
I’m glad to hear that, but Kato, you’re apple-polishing, aren’t you?
Oh, no. I’m telling you my heart’s contents.
But, you aren’t talking about me in this article, are you?
No, I’m talking about the Jane Eyre boom.
What’s the Jane Eyre boom?
Look at the following result of Google search.
There are 2,150,000 entries in the above list. Do you see those?
Yes, I do. There are 2,150,000 web pages that talk about Jane Eyre in Vancouver, aren’t there?
How come so many web pages about Jane Eyre in Vancouver?
A good question, Diane! I wondered, too. So, I clicled the first several entires in the above list, and have found out why so many Jane-Eyre web pages.
Tell me why, Kato.
Look at the following pages:
SOURCE: “Vancouver Movies”
I see…the “Jane Eyre” film was shown on March 18 at Denman Cinema in the Denman Place Mall, wasn’t it?
Yes, that’s right. I didn’t know that, though the theater is close to my place.
The Denman Place Mall entrance
Shopper’s Drug Mart near the entrance
at 1779 Comox St, Vancouver BC
See another web page, Diane.
This is the third entry in the above list, isn’t it?
That’s right. You can see the official “Jane Eyre” trailer. I’ve pasted the same YouTube trailer down here for you.
The “Jane Eyre” film was shown at 9:30 a.m. on March 20 at Park Theatre, wasn’t it?
Yes, that’s right.
Kato, did you go to the theatre on that day?
No, I didn’t. I didn’t even know that. I wish I had viewed the film.
Cambie Street scene
Cambie Street scene
Queen Elizabeth Park
These days, I’ve never strolled along Cambie Street. If I had viewed the morning show, I would have been able to take a walk in the nearby park.
Well, if you like, you can jog with me along the seawall.
That would be nice! I’d love to.
Talking about the Jane Eyre boom, you’re saying that Vancouverites got to know about the “Jane Eyre” film when they watched the movie trailer or web pages, aren’t you?
Oh, yeah, that’s right. That’s why there are so many people waiting for the “Jane Eyre” DVD.
Twenty people are wating for the same DVD. Amazing!… Incredible! I remember, there were only three people in the waiting list the other day.
Oh, yes, there were. I’ll show you the list.
I was at Position 3, that is, I was the third person in the waiting list. At that time, only three people were waiting, including myself as shown below:
I see. And a month later, 17 people were added to the waiting list, weren’t they?
That’s right. I’ll show it again…
I see your comment…and somebody else jotted down another comment.
Yes, Janice wrote it.
Do you know her?
No, unfortunately I don’t. She has viewed quite a few DVDs.
How do you know?
I looked into her DVD shelf. I’ll show it for you, Diane.
So, this particular “Jane Eyre” DVD is in a big demand, isn’t it?
Yes,…looks like it. Besides, another viewer recommended it.
Oh, really? How did you find it out?
I was looking around in the library catalogue, and came across the following DVD.
the above “Jane Eyre” DVD
You see, Diane? This person was really moved by the 1983 adaptation of “Jane Eyre”.
How do you know?
…’cause this person hasn’t viewed as many DVDs as Janice has.
Yet, this person wrote a long comment. If this viewer hadn’t been moved by this particular DVD, she or he wouldn’t have jotted down such a long comment.
I see. And, Kato, have you viewed the 1983 adaptation DVD of “Jane Eyre”?
Oh, yeah, I have. I picked it up on May 25.
I’ve also reserved one of “Jane Eyre” fictions.
So, how did you like the DVD?
Oh,… quite impressive! It was broadcast by BBC in 1983. There are 11 episodes, one of which is about 30-minute long.
It will take 330 minutes for you to view all the episodes, won’t it?
That’s right. Five hours and 30 minutes! No wonder it is the truest to the fiction.
Have you already viewed all the episodes, Kato?
No, not all of them, but Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 8 through Episode 11.
Episode 4 through 7 are missing. Why is that?
I viewed the flip side of the DVD first by mistake. I’ll see Episode 4 through 7 tomorrow.
Tell me, Kato. What was the most interesting part?
I’m most interested in the above scene from Episode Two.
Are you saying, Jane was accused of being a slattern?
Well…the girl is Jane in the above picture. I simply doctored the picture by changing the word. Actrually, Helen, Jane’s best friend, was scorned. To tell you the truth, I dind’t know the exact meaning of the word, although I knew by intuition that the word had something to do with derogative nature.
So, Kato, did you get most interested in the above word?
No, not really… I was a little bit shocked by imagining the following picture.
I thought that “slut” was one of the most despicable words to describe a woman.
Yes, it is.
Diane, do you really think that a slattern is the same as a slut?
Well…, a sattern is a physically untidy woman while a slut is a morally dirty woman.
I see… Interesting!
Kato…is this what you’ve learned from the “Jane Eyre” DVD?
Oh, no…this is just one of many things I’ve learned from the film so far. Mind you, I haven’t seen all the episodes yet. I’ll tell you the most memorable scenes later.
Well…, I’m looking forward to hearing those.