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Wuthering Heights (1970)

G | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1971 (Italy)
Doomed lovers Catherine and Heathcliff are torn apart by their own selfishness and hate.

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The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the Moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy-- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Emily Bronte's defiant young lovers live again in a new and different look at an immortal classic. See more »


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During the mid 60's, Lindsay Anderson was desperately trying to persuade Richard Harris to star as Heathcliff for his proposed retelling of Wuthering Heights. Harris's reluctance and this AIP version of the tale put an end to his dream project. See more »

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When Heathcliff learns of Cathy's death, he cries out in anguish. When his mouth is open, silver-colored fillings (amalgam) are visible in his back teeth. During the time period the movie was set in, this type of dental procedure was not in existence. See more »

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Heathcliff: [at Cathy's grave] Catherine Earnshaw, I say one prayer. May you not rest while I am living.
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After a funeral scene, the opening credits appear in blue letters on a background of darkened, almost silhouette like, Yorkshire moor landscapes, scenes which appear again later in the film. See more »

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Version of Wuthering Heights (1978) See more »

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I Was Born in Love With You
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Words by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Michel Legrand
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So Passionate - The Best of all the Wuthering Heights
17 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I fell in love with Timothy Dalton the first time I saw this film. Later I fell in love with the film. So much about it was so genuine. Most of all the unbridled passion between Heathcliff and Cathy. As depicted by Dalton and Marshall in this film the passion is so powerful the viewer can believe without doubt that it has the power to tear lovers to shreds. In other versions of Wuthering Heights, for me, it was always questionable. One of my favorite films.


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