Wuthering Heights

October 16th, 1992


Wuthering Heights

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Heathcliff is Cathy Earnshaw's foster brother; more than that, he is her other half. When forces within and without tear them apart...

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 6.6/10 (5,481 voted)

Director: Peter Kosminsky

Stars: Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes, Janet McTeer

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.

Writers: Emily Brontë, Anne Devlin

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 - Parson
Robert Demeger - Joseph
Paul Geoffrey - Mr. Lockwood
John Woodvine - Mr. Earnshaw
Jennifer Daniel - Mrs. Linton
Janine Wood - Frances Earnshaw
Jonathan Firth - Linton Heathcliff

Taglines: A passion. An obsession. A love that destroyed everyone it touched.

Release Date: 16 October 1992

Filming Locations: Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, UK

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Did You Know?

Ralph Fiennes insisted on keeping a scene from the book in which Heathcliff bangs his head against a tree, pining for Cathy. He did it so sedulously, that he drew blood.

Heathcliff: Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? You loved me. And what right had you to leave me? The poor fancy you felt for Linton? Nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us. You of your own will did it. I've not broken your heart Cathy, you have broken it. And in breaking it, you've broken mine.

User Review

The best adaptation of Wuthering Heights that I've seen.

Rating: 10/10

Having been fascinated by the Brontes for several years and growing up in Yorkshire, I've longed to see a faithful adaptation of Wuthering Heights for a long time. Why it's taken me so long to see this version I don't know!

I just watched this film tonight and I'm left shattered by it. It is stunning. It's probably a sacrilege to some to say that I thought the 1939 version with Laurence Olivier was awful, but there it is. That was saccharine and gave no hint as to the darkness of the original novel. This version, however, recaptures all that darkness and torment and shatters your soul with it.

Ralph Fiennes is an astonishing Heathcliff. Capable of tenderness but torn apart by what he can't have all for himself. The chemistry between him and Juliette Binoche is electrifying - Heathcliff and Cathy were born to be together and to see them almost forced apart by each of them failing to be true to their heart well.. it breaks YOUR heart. The poetic dialogue with Heathcliff and Cathy on the moors and the movie score complements this perfectly.

Supporting roles are also solid especially the actress who played Ellen Dean and an interesting cameo by Sinead O Connor as Emily Bronte! The only complaint I could make about this film is that it's not long enough! Years seem to fly by far too quickly and we barely get an insight into why Cathy and Heathcliff's souls are intertwined. However, what we DO see is stunning.

For me - 10/10.


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