Wuthering Heights (1992)
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Peter Kosminksy directed this faithful adaptation of the Emily Bronte classic. Ralph Fiennes has the role of Heathcliff, a wanderer adopted by the father of Cathy (Juliette Binoche), "a wild slip of a girl." Heathcliffe is looked down upon by his stepbrothers and becomes a servant. He is further crushed when Cathy, the love of his life, marries another man -- since to marry a servant would be the ultimate in humiliation for her. Heathcliffe disappears for a number a years but then returns,
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...weakened by a wobbly central perf by Gallic thesp Juliette Binoche.
WUTHERING HEIGHTS could be recommended only to those already interested in the novel.
Filled with a dark brooding atmosphere suitable to its theme of doomed love.
It's an unmotivated, loose script with a rambling tale and impotent casting that degrades this otherwise mildly satisfying hanky-fest.
Audience Reviews for Wuthering Heights
- Mrs Linton: You left me, too, but I forgive you. Forgive me.
- Heathcliff: It's so hard... to forgive alone, it's a lie. Yes, I forgive what you've done to me. I love my murderer. But yours... how can I?
- Catherine Earnshaw: My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff is the eternal rock beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I AM Heathcliff!
- 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.
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