The Cutting Room Floor

This includes some of the scenes that we began to write but ended up throwing out. There were a lot of these so I picked three to share with you. These are scenes you almost got to see in the movie but never quite did. You are Probably better off. (also I didn't get any pictures because these scenes were cut well before filming was attempted)

The first scene that was thrown out was the death of Helen

I couldn't believe Jane decided to toss this one out.  In my head it seems so beautiful, seeing Jane tell Helen: "I'll stay with you, dear Helen; no one shall take me away." It seemed like the perfect opprtunity for Jane to show some compassion and realness in the movie. She would come off much more likable. A protagonist who experiences loss is a source of comfort for so many people. But instead Jane said "nah" and just neglected the whole scene. Again Jane was concerned with not appearing as the main protagonist, she was a afraid of a Christ-like character tarnishing her own worth. I'm sorry Helen, you deserve to be recognzed.

The second scene that was thrown out was just after she confronted Mrs. Reed for the first time

Jane wanted this scene to play a little song after Mrs. Reed leaves the house and dance around all happy. I found this inappropriate as it again is just a lie to the audience. In the book she wrote: "First I smiled to myself and felt elate; but this fierce pleasure subsided in me as fast as did the accelerated throb of my pulses." Jane wanted to hide the fact that she felt guilty and was afraid of Mrs. Reed. I couldn't let her just change her past like that. I honetly wonder if she truly beleives that she did these things. Has her mind been lying to her?

"Reader, I married him" DIDN'T MAKE THE MOVIE

Yeah that's right, Mr Rochester didn't want Jane to say that in the film. I grew visibly angry when Mr. Rochester suggested that. I had no choice but to finally open my mouth and start yelling. I tried the best I could to debate with Mr. Rochester but he won. I tried to explain that it shows Jane's courage more than anything else in the whole story. It is the moment she finally gets to live a potentially normal life and be happy. I tried to express my thoughts with this hail mary attempt at persuasion. Mr. Rochester quickly told the board that I know nothing about movies and my interpretations are insignifcant. And just like that, my game-saving pass was deflected, all because Mr. Rochester wants girls to think he is still available. I tried to stop them, I really did, but they ruined their own movie.