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2011’s Jane Eyre is peppered with Pagan imagery, as director Cary Fukunaga felt it was “important” to “upset the apple cart” (he would not elaborate further). This scene featuring young actress Eglantine Rembauville in a recognizable Pagan pose also features a three-tiered candelabra (above Rembauville) which has been bent, symbolizing the “crooked nature” of the Christian triune god, and the doll in the wooden chair to the right of the screen is meant to be a “sleeping Jesus,” though Fukunaga would not explain exactly what that symbolized.
This scene from 2011’s Jane Eyre was constructed by director Cary Fukunaga to bear resemblance to the famous Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix storyline from Stan Lee’s X-Men comic books. When asked what connection comic books had to the troubled heroine, Fukunaga confessed that he had wanted to make an X-Men movie instead of Jane Eyre, but was denied permission.
This scene from 2011’s Jane Eyre was filmed covertly by director Cary Fukunaga. Reportedly, he told actress Mia Wasikowska that to understand the loneliness of the character, she would not be allowed to eat lunch with the rest of the cast and crew. Instead, he left her on location with a camera running. Co-star Michael Fassbender quipped that the real motivation behind this scenario was to get Wasikowska to “stop talking about how great it [was] to work with Tim Burton.”