|Hurlevent 1985 N/R, 130 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama / Romance / Mystery
aka: Wuthering Heights
Director: Jacques Rivette
Cast: Fabienne Babe, Lucas Belvaux, Sandra Montaigu, Olivier Cruveiller, Alice de Poncheville, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Olivier Torres, Marie Jaoul, Louis de Menthon, Jacques Deleuze, Joseph Schilinger
Emily Bronte's classic tale is reworked, which includes a setting in France in the 1930s. Though only part of the novel is covered, Jacques Rivette's work still makes for interesting viewing. In this version, Heathcliff is now Roch (Lucas Belvaux) who sets tragedy in motion after the woman he loves, Catherine (Fabienne Babe), marries wealthy Olivier (Olivier Torres). Roch seeks revenge leading Catherine into despair and early death, but even death cannot part the ill-fated lovers.
|Wuthering Heights 1970 G, 105 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Robert Fuest
Cast: Anna Calder-Marshall, Timothy Dalton, Harry Andrews, Pamela Brown, Judy Cornwell, James Cossins, Rosalie Crutchley, Julian Glover, Ian Ogilvy, Hugh Griffith, Hilary Heath, Morag Hood, Peter Sallis, Aubrey Woods, Wendy Allnutt
Emily Bronte's story is narrated by servant girl Nellie (Judy Cornwell) who relates the story of star-crossed lovers Cathy (Anna Calder-Marsh) and Heathcliff (Timothy Dalton). The tale begins when Mr. Earnshaw (Harry Andrews) brings home orphaned Heathcliff. Mr. Earnshaw's son Hindley (Julian Glover) hates Heathcliff, but his sister Cathy looks on Heathcliff as a soul mate and loves him. After, Mr. Earnshaw dies, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up and fall in love. But, Cathy marries wealthy neighbor Edgar Linton (Ian Ogilvy). Meanwhile, Heathcliff, who has left, returns a wealthy man, and Hindley gambles away Wuthering Heights to him. Now, Cathy finds that she has not been able to forget Heathcliff, and even death cannot part them.
|Wuthering Heights 1939 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp, Miles Mander, Leo G. Carroll, Hugh Williams, Cecil Humphreys, Cecil Kellaway, Sarita Wooton, Rex Downing, Douglas Scott, Helena Grant
In this filmed version of Emily Bronte's classic novel, Mr. Earnshaw (Cecil Kellaway) brings home orphaned Heathcliff (Rex Downing) to Wuthering Heights. Earnshaw's son Hindley (Douglas Scott) hates Heathcliff, but daughter Catherine (Sarita Wooton) loves him. Mr. Earnshaw dies, and Hindley takes over forcing Heathcliff to work as a stable boy. Cathy and Heathcliff love each other, but when they grow up, Cathy (now played by Merle Oberon) marries wealthy neighbor Edgar Linton (David Niven). Heathcliff (now played by Laurence Olivier) has left but returns a wealthy man, buys Wuthering Heights from Hindley (now played by Hugh Williams), and marries Edgar's sister Isabella (Geraldine Fitzgerald). Now, Cathy realizes that she cannot forget Heathcliff, and even death cannot part them. Academy Award nominations included Best Picture, Actor (Olivier), Supporting Actress (Geraldine Fitzgerald), and Director.
|Wuthering Heights 1998 TV, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: David Skynner
Cast: Orla Brady, Robert Cavanah, Matthew Macfadyen, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Tom Georgeson, Sarah Smart, Ken Kitson, Kadie Savage, Flora Montgomery, Terry Clynes, Peter Davison, Kevin Knapman, Polly Hemingway, Ian Shaw, Jake Thorton
In this adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel, Hareton Earnshaw (Matthew Macfadyen) brings home orphaned Heathcliff (Terry Clynes). While Hareton's son Hindley (Kevin Knapman) cannot stand him, daughter Cathy (Kadie Savage) forms a loving relationship with Heathcliff. They grow up, and Cathy (now played Orla Brady) marries wealthy neighbor Edgar Linton (Crispin Bonham-Carter). Heathcliff (now played by Robert Cavanah) has left but returns and buys Wuthering Heights from Hindley (now played by Ian Shaw). Cathy has second thoughts about her marriage choice, and realizes she has passed up love for what society condones. She becomes deathly ill, but even death cannot part Cathy and Heathcliff.
|Wuthering Heights 1992 PG, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
aka: Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights
Director: Peter Kosminsky
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes, Janet McTeer, Sophie Ward, Simon Shepherd, Jeremy Northam, Jason Riddington, Simon Ward, Robert Demeger, Dick Sullivan, Paul Geoffrey, John Woodvine, Jennifer Daniel, Janine Wood, Jonathan Firth
Emily Bronte's 18th-century story about star-crossed lovers is again brought to the screen. In this version of the romantic drama, Juliette Binoche plays Cathy, while Ralph Fiennes takes on the role of Heathcliff. As an orphan, Heathcliff was raised by the Earnshaw family, and when Hendley Earnshaw (Jeremy Northam) takes over Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff is forced to work in the stables. Meanwhile, Hendley's sister Cathy and Heathcliff fall in love, but Cathy opts for wealth over love and marries Edgar Linton (Simon Shepherd). Cathy dies in childbirth. Eighteen years later, Cathy's daughter Catherine (also played by Juliette Binoche) meets Heathclliff who forces her to marry his son Linton (Jonathan Firth) so that he will have avenged his enemies by controlling the estate. But, Cathy's ghost appears, Heathcliff dies, and, once again, even death cannot part those ill-fated lovers.
|Wuthering Heights (1970)|
|Oscar: Best Supporting Actor for Ben-Hur (1959)|
|Wuthering Heights (1939)|
|Oscars: Best Director for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Best Director for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Best Director for Ben-Hur (1959)|
|Oscar: Best Actor for Hamlet (1948)|
|Oscar: Best Actor for Separate Tables (1958)|
|Oscar: Best Supporting Actor for How Green Was My Valley (1941)|
|Wuthering Heights (1998)|
|Wuthering Heights (1992)|
|Oscar: Best Supporting Actress for The English Patient (1996)|
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