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Picturesque and pretty but ...


does it get under the skin of the Bronte family and the passions and imaginations that ignited this family? I think not. For starters the Yorkshire moors are prettified in the film. Their verdant quality emphasised over their bleak tempestuousness. I've visited the Bronte parsonage, which is now a museum, and the house is not as large and spacious as the film suggests either.

I think the film compromised on portraying each of the sisters too. Adjani as Emily struck me as a fine and exciting choice but she was not used much and was an oblique character. The strength of Charlotte's character did not come through either. Too much time was devoted to Branwell and with little gain in terms of the family dynamics and characters of the sisters.

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