Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
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 Heathcliff (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Cathy (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Edgar (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Nelly (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Hindley (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Isabella (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Catherine (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Linton (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Hareton (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Mr. Earnshaw (2 episodes, 2009)
Des McAleer ...
 Joseph (2 episodes, 2009)
Shaughan Seymour ...
 Doctor Kenneth (2 episodes, 2009)
Sia Berkeley ...
 Frances (2 episodes, 2009)
James Harper ...
 Vicar (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Saul (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Shepherd Lad (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Gypsy Horse Trader (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Robert (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Young Heathcliff (2 episodes, 2009)
Alexandra Pearson ...
 Young Cathy (2 episodes, 2009)
Joseph Taylor ...
 Young Hindley (2 episodes, 2009)
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[PART I] Braving her father Edgar Linton's warning not to cross the estate border, young Catherine discovers her charming, but sickly cousin, and the manly Hareton are the heartlessly scorned and abused sons of wealthy Heatcliff on the Earnshaw estate. This launches a flashback how Heathcliff was raised as Cathy's best friend by her kind father, Mr. Earnshaw. After his death, the son and heir returns from boarding school, married, and reduces Heathcliff to the rank of stable boy, enduring constant abuse in order to remain with Cathy. After an accidental meeting with elegant gentleman Edgar Linton, she falls in love. To Hindley's delight, this drives Heathcliffe away. [PART II] Three years later, he returns wealthy enough to buy the estate, a day after Kathy married Edgar. He takes revenge, which instead of satisfaction brings misery to all. After Kathy and later Edga's death, his scorn includes the next generation, which nevertheless finds each-other striving for nobler values. Written by KGF Vissers

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As of 2014, Tom Hardy (Heathcliff) has been married to his Wuthering Heights co-star Charlotte Riley (Cathy). See more »

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When Nelly meets Heathcliff on the road there are some modern-looking tyre marks visible in the mud. See more »

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Cathy: Why are you refusing to see me?
Heathcliff: Cause I don't know you. Hindley's right, that little savage is lost and it was her that I loved.
Cathy: I know you. And I love you.
Heathcliff: In the way a mistress loves a servant?
Cathy: No.
Heathcliff: Come away with me then, as we planned. There.
[points to her face]
Heathcliff: It's your pause that betrays you.
Cathy: I'm frightened.
Heathcliff: Of what? Of me? Or poverty?
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Version of Vendaval (1973) See more »

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Symphonies and Fanfares for the King's Supper: Rondeau
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Written by Jean-Joseph Mouret
Performed by Collegium Musicum de Paris
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Excellent Wuthering Heights but the best?
25 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The original 1939 classic movie of Wuthering Heights, with Olivier and Oberon, is excellent for its time. However, this version only depicts the basic plot. Newer versions are more elaborate.

This story centers on Heathcliff and is about deep love between Heathcliff and Cathy, love lost, Heathcliff's bitter and deep anger over this, Heathcliff's blame for the love loss on the Cathy as well as on class exclusion, and revenge toward all those involved in the lost love. An essential element is for the movie to depict Heathcliff's bitterness and immense vengeful anger. Now in order for the immense anger to be explained, the prior deep love between Heathcliff and Cathy must be fully depicted.

I think the 1992 and 2009 movie versions are the best. Both are excellent but both are flawed.

The 1992 version with Ralph Fiennes is better organized and time-sequenced. This version emphasizes the bitterness, anger and vengefulness of the main character, Heathcliff, as superbly depicted by Fiennes. The flaw is that the early love between Cathy and Heathcliff is shown in a skimpy and summary manner. This is a flaw since this deep love needs a full and detailed portrayal in order to explain Heathcliff's later deep bitterness. As a result Fiennes' Heathcliff is a terrible fellow whose behavior is somewhat inexcusable.

The 2009 version with Tom Hardy is slightly convoluted, and lightens Heathcliff's vengefulness (making Heathcliff more of sympathetic character to the viewer), which is a flaw compared to the 1992 Fiennes version that properly displays Heathcliff's revenge. However, the 2009 Hardy version does portray the early love between Heathcliff and Cathy with due elaboration (which is lacking in the 1992 version). As a result Heathcliff is more of a tragic figure than a villain.

An ideal version would be the 1992 Fiennes version, with the deep vengeful anger as Fiennes displayed, but that also fully depicted the love as did the 2009 Hardy version.

Both the Hardy 2009 version and the Fiennes 1992 version are excellent but I prefer the 1992 version as the best available.


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