You must acquire the trick of ignoring those who do not like you. In my experience, those who do not like you fall into two categories: The stupid and the envious. The stupid will like you in five years, the envious, never.
Excellent quote from an excelllent film, although I found the cinematography a little hamhanded at times. The final quarter, when Rochester plummets downhill through a combination of syphilis and alcoholism is also gruelling, and quite a trigger for anyone who's known an alcoholic.
The cast were dedicated, and it was an interesting and well played film. I'm not sure how genuinely shocking Rochester would have been in his time, or whether we're more liberal these days, or whether I just don't find that sort of behaviour all that boundary-pushing.
Mostly he seemed like Andy Warhol - an equal mix of genius and self-serving bitch.