We all have favorite novels, and we all have favorite movies. But when you mix your favorite novel with a movie it is hard to please people. Either people like the movie but find the book too long, or they love the book and the movie does not do it justice. But every once in awhile a film maker comes along who is able to capture the essence of the novel within their short time frame. Where the film lacks in length, it makes up for in graphics and soundtrack. An example of this for me would be the 1998 version of 'The Counte of Monte Cristo'. Since it is in English closed captions, you might have to find it under the name, 'Le Compte de Monte Cristo'. Some of you might see that it is a very long movie and think, 'Well of course it does the book justice - you have to watch it over the same period of time as it would take to read it!' So for a shorter film that also did justice to the story, I would choose the Masterpiece theatre version of Jane Eyre starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stevens. Then if that one is too long for you - I also liked the version of Pride and Prejudice staring Kiera Knightley. I know I asked which is your favorite, implying one choice be given - but if you any of you have several you would like to share - I would love to read all about it! And then possibly get them for my collection.