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NEW Wuthering Heights (1992) (DVD)
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The classic and tragic love story of Cathy and Heathcliff.
Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 2-DEC-2003
Media Type: DVD
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Having just recently read and enjoyed the book, I had a look at this on the weekend. It's very well done. Wonderful cinematography, great acting by Fienne's as Heathcliff has a haunting music score and moves along very nicely. Unfortunately the copy I got was only pan and scan but this one is in widescreen which would look really good.
I'd recommend reading the book first so you have something to compare it to. Considering all the rubbish coming out these days, I'd rather watch Wuthering Heights anytime.
Thanks for reading.
The film appears to incorporate every chapter in Ms. Bronte's book, but her book is overly long and overwrought. In the 19th century, the book appealed to middle class women who could read, had servents to do much of their work, knew little of the world outside their own homes, and wanted a cheap gothic thrill, no matter how badly written, to lift their everyday constrained and boring lives. Many of these stories were serialized in women's magazines so there was a lot of redundancy for those who missed previous installments.
The older "Wuthering Heights" film with Olivier although an extraction from the book is an integrated whole that sustains your attention and omits no salient point. The newer film includes most of the text and is therefore unweildy. The world of the old film is true to the gothic ideal (teasingly mysterious yet portentous of evil things to come). The new film is "in your face" realism. Brooding, melancholy Heathcliff becomes an unlikeable abuser of women. "It was a dark and stormy night..." becomes "I knew I should have never taken that ride on the moor and gotten lost because now I have to spend the night with my clearly insane landlord..." When the newer film attmpts a gothic touch it becomes silly.Read more ›
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This movie was certainly worth seeing not once but twice! Loved the performance by Ralph Fiennes (very intense) loved the story!Published on Aug. 7 2009 by Arlene
Adequate adaptation - true to the facts of the novel but not the feel. I wanted to see more insanity, teeth gnashing, hair pulling, violence, evil.. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2008 by Poetkitty
This film has soiled the movie industry for me, with its sickening sentimentality, and total disregard for the text. Read morePublished on May 15 2004 by Miss M Coles
I'm quite familiar with the book, and I think the actors did a good job depicting its stormy and self-destructive passions. Read morePublished on April 29 2004
I waited YEARS for this film to be released on DVD, and it is now one of the brightest gems in my movie collection. Read morePublished on April 5 2004 by Amazon Customer
Well, i can't get enough of this film. Angst, unrequited love, heart broken breakdowns and all that with Juliette B to boot: where can you go wrong?
Sadly, in England. Read more
I saw this on TNT in 1994, finally was able to buy the VHS and only recently (thank God!!!) the DVD. Well, I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this movie!!! Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2004 by Kimberly Gould