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Andrea Arnold Takes Emily Bronte's Drama to New "Wuthering Heights" of Mood and Atmosphere

4 October 2012 10:36 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

The dark and moody new adaptation of Wuthering Heights puts an emphasis on the “wuthering.” Writer-director Andrea Arnold includes extensive footage of the natural world around the Heights to represent the beauty and brutality of nature—both in the world and within the characters. She also explores human nature by telling this entire story from the point of view of Heathcliff.

When young Heathcliff (Solomon Glave) is brought to the Heights by Mr. Earnshaw, he is immediately treated like an outsider not just because he comes from the streets but also because of the dark color of his skin. He is raised as a laborer by the Earnshaw’s and suffers extreme beatings from racist Hindley Earnshaw (Lee Shaw). Heathcliff’s only sense of comfort and refuge comes from Hindley’s younger sister Catherine (Shannon Beer). As children they form an intense emotional bond that follows them through their lives. »

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Wuthering Heights | Review

3 October 2012 9:15 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Such Great Heights: Andrea Arnold’s Provocative Adaptation Revitalizes Classic Tale

While she’s stated herself that she dislikes the idea of adapting a novel to film, director Andrea Arnold has surprised and surpassed negative connotations with this often bastardizing notion to create one of the most beautiful, original and outstanding interpretations of Emily Bronte’s beloved novel of tempestuous love, Wuthering Heights. Not to mention, the classic tale has been filmed numerous times and to varying degrees (Bunuel’s glorious 1954 version has stood as the most worthwhile but most unavailable stateside, leaving Merle Oberon and Juliette Binoche versions as the definitive cinematic versions to Western eyes), but Arnold has to be given credit for making this a vision all her own, and, inadvertently, she carries with it a cinematic hope that fresh life can indeed be brought to twice told tales, though, to be honest, this kind of treat is considerably rare. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Wuthering Heights Movie Review

26 September 2012 3:24 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Wuthering Heights Oscilloscope Laboratories Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten Grade: C Director: Andrea Arnold Screenwriter: Andrea Arnold, Olivia Hetreed, from Emily Brontë’s novel Cast: James Howson, Kaya Scodelario, Steve Evets, Nichola Burley, Oliver Milburn, Lee Shaw Screened at: Broadway, NYC, 9/25/12 Opens: October 5, 2012 Life was nasty, brutish and short in the Yorkshire moors during the early part of the nineteenth century. If you did not die young of tuberculosis, you could suffer the beatings of sadistic people, thrashings which in some cases were avenged—leading to yet more violence. All this is present in Emily Brontë’s sole published novel, “Wuthering Heights,” which though at first faced with  [ Read More ] »

- Harvey Karten

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