Wednesday, February 15, 2012

131. Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights
Directed by William Wyler
First of all, I am a huge fan of Emily Bronte's works.  I loved Wuthering Heights; rarely have I read a book that is so packed with emotions.  That being said, I knew that any adaptation of the novel would probably be extremely over the top which is why I have avoided seeing it.  But the list wants what the list wants.

For those of you who don't (I am glaring in disgust right now), this is a love story between Heathcliff and Catherine.  The two have a deep connection that almost seems violent at times, so passionate is their love/obsession for each other.  Anyway, these cooky kids just can't get it right.

I have never been too fond of Laurence Olivier but after seeing this movie, I think I am in love.  Seriously, will you look at him?  He is so sexy but I can't find anyone that agrees with me.  He is not the best actor in the world but by Darwin, he is nice to look at.  Like I said, the movie is really melodramatic but if that is something that you are in the mood for, it is pretty well done.  I loved the score most of all; better than Gone With the Wind's!

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

Force male entities to watch this film at your own risk.

Vivien Leigh wanted the main role so that she could be in a movie with her husband.  She got rejected!

Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier hated each other.

Available on YouTube.  First part:


  1. Okay, I have to say I did not root for this love story at all. Normally I am such a good audience for this (Jane and Rochester for the win!) but these two were such drama queens and just super mean to each other. I'm sure that is more the movie and I should give the book a try. But I'm just saying, they have nothing on Angel and Buffy...

    Also, Hinkley was so weird! Just skulking around and everyone knew he wanted to kill Heathcliff (I kind of wanted to kill Heathcliff)

  2. "Force male entities to watch this at your own risk".
    Very well said.

  3. Well no one has anything on Buffy and Angel. Except Buffy and Spike. Thanks TSorensen!

  4. Oh, how dull to watch foolish people making a mess of their lives for no good purpose.

    "the list wants what the list wants"
    Do you mean that it is what it is?

    1. Lol were you searching the blog for an instance of this? You crack me up.

    2. It just happened to be the film I watched the very next night. I smiled when I saw the comment