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Wuthering Heights (1992)

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

Director:

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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Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights See more »

Company Credits

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

This version's soundtrack theme is partly based on the Irish song "Mna Na hEireann (Women of Ireland)," originally composed by Sean O'Riada. 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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Spoofed in The Simpsons: Kamp Krusty (1992) See more »

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I cannot live without my life. I cannot live without my soul.
20 June 2005 | by Carism77See all my reviews

I just saw this movie a week ago. And, I loved it. Then I read the book (I couldn't do it before, but now I tried to find a chance), and I must say this movie is very faithful. It shows the real darkness from the book, even when I was reading this book I couldn't help some images from the movie come into my mind.

The cinematography, the music and, overall, the performances, are great. Actually, I love Ralph Fiennes's acting the most. His Heathcliff is just as dark, evil, tormented and hurt as Emily Brontë describes him. Despite of his evil, one feels sympathy about him, one feels sorry for him, one wants to know more about his origin, who is him truly. Very good job, indeed. It doesn't surprise to me that Spielberg had chosen Ralph Fiennes as his Schindler's List's Amon Goeth after had seen such a good work.

I also think that the scriptwriter chose the best phrases from the book, I especially love Heathcliff's speech after Cathy's death, next to that tree, very touching, and when he says "I cannot live without my life, I cannot live without my soul" (which Cathy had already said before when Heathcliff runs away and she goes to Linton's home) I almost burst in tears.

Those who love classic stories and very good movies based on them, must see this.


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