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Wuthering Heights (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 11 November 2011 (UK)
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A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

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Andrea Arnold

Writers:

Andrea Arnold (screenplay), Olivia Hetreed (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Howson ... Older Heathcliff
Solomon Glave Solomon Glave ... Young Heathcliff
Paul Hilton ... Mr. Earnshaw
Shannon Beer Shannon Beer ... Young Cathy
Simone Jackson Simone Jackson ... Nelly
Steve Evets ... Joseph
Lee Shaw Lee Shaw ... Hindley
Adam Lock Adam Lock ... Pastor
Amy Wren ... Frances
Eve Coverley Eve Coverley ... Young Isabella
Jonny Powell Jonny Powell ... Young Edgar (as Jonathan Powell)
Oliver Milburn ... Mr. Linton
Emma Ropner Emma Ropner ... Mrs. Linton
Richard Guy Richard Guy ... Gamekeeper Robert
Michael Hughes Michael Hughes ... Hareton
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A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

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Drama | Romance

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Film debut of James Northcote. See more »

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[last lines]
Young Cathy: I am Heathcliff.
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After all credits, including distributors' credits, there is a final shot of Heathcliff. See more »

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Version of Wuthering Heights (1992) See more »

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Birdsong
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Performed by Shannon Beer
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Bold but boring and so bleak
20 November 2011 | by rogerdarlingtonSee all my reviews

Only months after I read the 1847 Emily Brontë novel and saw the 1993 film adaptation, along comes yet another version of this enigmatic work. Director Andrea Arnold has taken a bold approach to her interpretation that, like all movie representations of books, has its strengths and weaknesses.

The boldest feature of the film is its casting of Heathcliff as black (Solomon Glave as the youngster and James Howson as the self-made man). Brontë describes Heathcliff as notably dark and Arnold - who co-wrote the script - has taken the character a significant step further in a manner which underlines Heathcliff's difference from the country folk. The accents are well done with young Cathy (Shannon Beer) perhaps better than older Catherine (Kaya Scodelario). The photography is wonderful with stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales (such a contrast to the more frequent very tight shots) and the sound is brilliant with a real sense of the wild natural setting.

Set against these undoubted virtues, it has to be said that the dialogue is so sparse (and sometimes muted) that, unless one has read the novel, it's often unclear what's going on and, even if you've read the novel, you sometimes yearn for the film to get a move on and, while some of the exchanges are taken straight from the novel, others are so crude that one cannot imagine Brontë ever penning such vulgarities. The leisurely pace means that, like all except the 1992 version, this one can only deal with the first half of Brontë's uncomfortable, indeed bleak, tale, so that one does not see the full, sustained vindictiveness of the anti-hero.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2011 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,956, 7 October 2012

Gross USA:

$100,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,742,215
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| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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