Wuthering Heights (Abismos de pasión) (1954)

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Director Luis Buñuel constructs this 1954 motion picture on the foundation of Emily Bronte's Gothic novel set in England. However, Buñuel substitutes a Mexican setting for the English one and Spanish names for the novel's central characters. He also alters the plot to heighten tension and maximize the effect of imagery. In the Bronte novel, Mr. Earnshaw rescues a foundling named Heathcliff from the streets and raises the boy at his estate on the moors, Wuthering Heights, along with his daughter, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Julio Alejandro, Luis Buñuel, Dino Mauri
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as Alejandro

as Isabel

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Critic Reviews for Wuthering Heights (Abismos de pasión)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

An almost magical example of how an artist of genius can take someone else's classic work and shape it to fit his own temperament without really violating it.

Full Review… | December 6, 2004
New York Times
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Buñuel's low-budget melodrama has a certain gothic ferocity that's missing in the other versions; the results are mixed, but seldom unworthy of the master.

Full Review… | August 24, 2002
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Gains a power the other screen versions don't have through its unrelenting gothic ruthlessness.

Full Review… | April 15, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film's dreary exteriors (the trees without leaves, the buzzards on constant alert) evoke a landscape of spiritual unrest.

Full Review… | August 23, 2002
Slant Magazine

Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Film4

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Blow the dust off this and get the biggest bowl of popcorn you can eat you rway through. CLASSIC and CRAZY.

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