Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate tale of the intense and demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, allegedly a Gypsy foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr ... See full summary »
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[PART I] Braving her father Edgar Linton's warning not to cross the estate border, young Catherine discovers her charming, but sickly cousin and the manly Hareton are the heartlessly scorned and abused sons of wealthy Heatcliff on the Earnshaw estate. This launches a flashback how Heathcliff was raised as Cathy's best friend by her kind father, Mr. Earnshaw. After his death, the son and heir returns from boarding school, married, and reduces Heathcliff to the rank of stable boy, enduring constant abuse in order to remain with Cathy. After an accidental meeting with elegant gentleman Edgar Linton, she falls in love. To Hindley's delight, this drives Heathcliff away. [PART II] Three years later, Heathcliff returns wealthy enough to buy the estate, a day after Cathy married Edgar. He takes revenge, which instead of satisfaction brings misery to all. After Cathy and later Edgar's death, his scorn includes the next generation, which nevertheless finds each-other striving for nobler values.Written by
Two actors in this film later play in TV series "The Walking Dead ". Andrew Lincoln plays Rick Grimes and Tom Payne plays Jesus. See more »
Hymn anachronisms are very common in many British TV historical dramas. In this film, a church congregation sing the hymn 'Holy, Holy, Holy' by Reginald Heber, but use the tune 'Nicaea' by J. B. Dykes, which would not be written until 1861; over 30 years after Cathy's death in 1830 (as listed on her tombstone in episode one). See more »
What's that? There's a look in your eyes. My God, I think it's guilt. You've been with him, haven't you? You've laid with Edgar, haven't you?
He's my husband.
As if your pretend marriage matters to me? How am I to look at you? How am I to touch you now that his milky feeble hands have held you as I'm holding you now, you disgust me.
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Tom Hardy deserves his Heathcliff. It is an obvious truth and this film represents the right proof. Charlotte Riley has the science to use the traits of Catherine in inspired and, in few scenes, magnificent manner. It is a wise adaptation. Modern, off course, faithfull to the spirit of novel more than to its letter, but giving the reasonable answers to the admirers of Emily Bronte novel. In clear and precise manner. So, more than a good adaptation. Because it propose a beautiful construction of plot and admirable hero but who is , more than in other adaptations, defined by his past experiences more by the pink feelings or irrational angry. Tom Hardy deserves his Heathcliff. And Charlotte Riley knows, more than imperial Merle Oberon of sweet Juliette Binoche , to give the expected Catherine Linton , seductive, charming, cruel, selfish, enloved. Another virtue - Sarah Lancashire as Nelly. And the science to propose more than a portrait of lead couple but a new, seductive, lecture.A beautiful film. About a world, its choices, its deep roots of tragedy.
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