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Wuthering Heights (1970)

G | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1971 (Italy)
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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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The power, the passion, the terror of Emily Bronte's immortal story of young love. 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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Edgar Linton: If you're not out of this house in three minutes, I intend to throw you out.
Heathcliff: Edgar, you're not worth the trouble of knocking down.
Edgar Linton: All right, Nellie, get the men.
Cathy Earnshaw: If you can't throw him out yourself, apologize, or take a beating.
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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 Cumbres borrascosas (1976) 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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You're a stinker and you stink!
20 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Jennel2 and Rinoa3, I am with you. I also don't want to take too much time writing about this, but here goes: Why did the movie jump from one plot point to another with no development or connection? Was it trying to be the "New Wave" Wuthering Heights? Was it just the schedule? The script? Whatever, the jumping around made it fragmented and jarring.

I liked Anna Calder-whatever, although she was screechy. She was playful and wild. I'm not sure what I thought about Dalton. He smoldered and pouted very well, but his character didn't seem full to me. It felt like he was playacting. Superficial. Also, as usual, he can't maintain a consistent accent. In the first half, there was one scene, in the stable, where he had a very coarse Yorkshire accent. Other than that, in the first half, he spoke pretty much the same as in the second half, with a refined, upper-class accent. It's lame.

I have to agree with whoever said that this novel can't be dramatised well. I think I liked Ralph Fiennes better than Dalton. Might have to watch them both again.

And did anybody else think that Heathcliff, in the first half, bore a resemblance to Nigel Terry's Prince John in The Lion in Winter? Well, I did.

All the same this movie had undeniably poignant and moving moments. Can't totally knock it. I would have liked to have been there to hear the audience gasp.


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