Tuesday, March 10, 2009

wuthering heights update

I have found out about the screen versions of "Wuthering Heights" and thought I would share them with you.

The above image is from the 1992 film starring Ralph Fiennes (sigh!) and Juliette Binoche. But the original version was 1939 starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon.

But there was also a 1970 version starring Timothy Dalton and Anna Calder-Marshall.

But wait... there is more... the BBC did a 5 part mini-series version in 1998 starring Robert Cavanagh and Orla Brady.

AND... as if that was not enough... there is a new film version on its way in 2010 starring Michael Fassbender as Heathcliff and Abbie Cornish as Catherine!

So what are you waiting for? You better get down to your video store and get watching! Tell me what you think!!!


Chrisy said...

I haven't seen these but have heard that it's one of the few books that is surpassed by it's film versions...

Kathy said...

No,no,no!!! LOL!!! You can't make me!! :-) I watched the original film with Lawrence Olivier years ago and found it so sad and tragic and depressing! It seemed like everyone was so wrapped up in themselves they couldn't see anyone else. Even their "love" was toxic. Well...that's my take on it anyway!! I struggle with depression, so maybe I was just projecting??