Online Resources for LLE4125 Victorian Novel in Film

Topic 1: Jane Eyre

[1] Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

[2] The 1943 Hollywood version of “Jane Eyre”, directed by Robert Stevenson, screen play by the well-known writer Aldous Huxley, starring Orson Welles, Jan Fontaine and Margaret O’Brien, famous actors at the time.

Topic 2: Wuthering Heights

[1] Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

[2] A remarkable TV adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel as miniseries by ITV in 2009, directed by Coky Giedroyc, with Tom Hardy (as Heathcliff), Charlotte Riley (as Catherine) and Andrew Lincoln (as Edgar).

Topic 3. The Mill on the Floss

[1] George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

[2] An interesting adaptation of the novel, made in 1997, directed by Graham Theakston, screenplay by Hugh Stoddard, with Emily Watson (Maggie Tulliver) and Ifan Meredith (Tom Tulliver). This version has subtitles in English.

Topic 4: Far from the Madding Crowd

[1] Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

[2] A classic film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel, a creation of distinction from 1967, directed by John Schlesinger, with Julie Christie (as Bathsheba Everdeene), Alan Bates (as Gabriel Oak), Terence Stamp (as Sergeant Troy) and Peter Finch (as William Boldwood).

Topic 5. The Woman in White

[1] Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

[2] A less glamorous, but still notable, 1997 adaptation of Wilkie Collins’s novel, directed by Tim Fywell, with Justine Waddell (as Laura Fairlie), Tara Fitzgerald (as Marian Halcombe) and Andrww Lincoln (as Walter Hartright). The film starts at 1:43, after a short introduction.

Topic 6. The Hound of the Baskervilles

[1] Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

[2] The adaptation was made by Granada Television in 1988 and it was directed by Brian Mills, with Jeremy Brett (Sherlock Holmes), Edward Hardwicke (Dr. Watson) and Raymond Adamson (Sir Charles Baskerville).