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Wuthering Heights (1992)

A man becomes obsessed with vengeance when his soul mate marries another man.

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Peter Kosminsky

Writers:

Emily Brontë (novel), Anne Devlin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Binoche ... Cathy Linton / Catherine Earnshaw
Ralph Fiennes ... Heathcliff
Janet McTeer ... Ellen Dean
Sophie Ward ... Isabella Linton
Simon Shepherd ... Edgar Linton
Jeremy Northam ... Hindley Earnshaw
Jason Riddington ... Hareton Earnshaw
Simon Ward ... Mr. Linton
Dick Sullivan Dick Sullivan ... Parson
Robert Demeger Robert Demeger ... Joseph
Paul Geoffrey ... Mr. Lockwood
John Woodvine ... Thomas Earnshaw
Jennifer Daniel Jennifer Daniel ... Mrs. Linton
Janine Wood ... Frances Earnshaw
Jonathan Firth ... Linton Heathcliff
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Storyline

Heathcliff is Cathy Earnshaw's foster brother; more than that, he is her other half. When forces within and without tear them apart, Heathcliff wreaks vengeance on those he holds responsible, even into a second generation. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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A passion. An obsession. A love that destroyed everyone it touched.

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Rated PG for theme, language and elements of violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Uma Thurman auditioned for the role of Catherine. See more »

Quotes

Cathy Linton: You left me, too, but I forgive you. Forgive me.
Heathcliff: It's so hard... to forgive alone, it's a lie. Yes, I forgive what you've done to me. I love my murderer. But yours... how can I?
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The best adaptation of Wuthering Heights that I've seen.
12 November 2001 | by csmallSee all my reviews

Having been fascinated by the Brontes for several years and growing up in Yorkshire, I've longed to see a faithful adaptation of Wuthering Heights for a long time. Why it's taken me so long to see this version I don't know!

I just watched this film tonight and I'm left shattered by it. It is stunning. It's probably a sacrilege to some to say that I thought the 1939 version with Laurence Olivier was awful, but there it is. That was saccharine and gave no hint as to the darkness of the original novel. This version, however, recaptures all that darkness and torment and shatters your soul with it.

Ralph Fiennes is an astonishing Heathcliff. Capable of tenderness but torn apart by what he can't have all for himself. The chemistry between him and Juliette Binoche is electrifying - Heathcliff and Cathy were born to be together and to see them almost forced apart by each of them failing to be true to their heart well.. it breaks YOUR heart. The poetic dialogue with Heathcliff and Cathy on the moors and the movie score complements this perfectly.

Supporting roles are also solid especially the actress who played Ellen Dean and an interesting cameo by Sinead O Connor as Emily Bronte! The only complaint I could make about this film is that it's not long enough! Years seem to fly by far too quickly and we barely get an insight into why Cathy and Heathcliff's souls are intertwined. However, what we DO see is stunning.

For me - 10/10.


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