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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 60s, 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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Hindley Earnshaw: Joseph! Now that I'm back, Heathcliff will have to work for his keep if he wants to stay here.Treat him like the others. Work him just as hard. And, Joseph, no favours. Father's dead now.
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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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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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Four stars; a stirring tale of love on English hillsides
30 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

My mother had seen this movie in theaters as a girl and, since then, has always commented on how "romantic and secretly sexy" Timothy Dalton and the picture were. I recently saw the film for the first time and could not agree with her more. I was impelled to read the book afterwards and did so in 7.5 hours! I couldn't put it down! The movie was strikingly different from the book but was still wonderful. Dalton and Calder-Marshall shine in their roles. The camera-work is excellent but not even the glorious English moors can distract us from the love of Heathcliff and Cathy. While most likely a "chick flick," this movie is to be enjoyed by all.


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