Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

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Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights DVD Cover.jpg
© 1992 Paramount Pictures
Directed byPeter Kosminsky
Produced bySimon Bosanquet
Mary Selway
Chris Thompson
Written byAnne Devlin
Based onEmily Brontë (book)
Starring
Music byRyuichi Sakamoto
CinematographyMike Southon
Edited byTony Lawson
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
1992
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights is a 1992 feature film adaptation of Emily Brontë's 1847 novel Wuthering Heights directed by Peter Kosminsky. This was Ralph Fiennes's film debut.

This particular film is notable for including the oft-omitted second generation story of the children of Cathy, Hindley, and Heathcliff.[1]

Plot[edit]

The movie revolves around the lives of the Earnshaws and the Lintons, it portrays the role of suffering, revenge, and unrequited love in society.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Paramount Pictures was forced to use the author's name in the title of the film as Samuel Goldwyn Studio (later sold to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) owned the rights to the simple title Wuthering Heights due to the copyright on their 1939 film version of the novel.

The film stars Ralph Fiennes as the tortured Heathcliff and Juliette Binoche as the free-spirited Catherine Earnshaw, in a precursor to their later, successful collaboration on The English Patient.

The role of Heathcliff opened up doors for Ralph Fiennes to play Amon Goeth in Schindler's List. American director Steven Spielberg claimed he liked Fiennes for Goeth because of his "dark sexuality."

Critical response[edit]

The film received mostly negative reviews from film critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 25% based on 8 reviews, with a rating average of 4.5 out of 10.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ French, Philip (13 November 2011). "Wuthering Heights – review". The Observer. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  2. ^ Wuthering Heights (1992). Rotten Tomatoes. Flixter. Retrieved 27 August 2012.

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