I FINALLY watched a work based on Emily Brontë's wonderful Novel, Wuthering heights. I watched the 1992 movie, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche, when I saw the DVD, I was so happy to find it, but I have to admit that when I knew the stars I was a little disappointed I mean, Fiennes is not exactly my cup of tea, and Binoche is not even English, so how could these 2 possibly be any good!!!!
I've never been happier to be wrong, they were just fantastic especially Fiennes ! he is the perfect Heathcliff, I don't know if there were any other good Heathcliffs, I guess maybe the BBC version is very good with wonderful casts, like All the BBC "productions of works based on Novels" I saw, but I don't know the BBC production of Wuthering heights, ! I only know the Fiennes's version, I love it, and I love his role in it.
I have one reservation though, the baste of the movie was too fast, so many things happened in a very short time, and so many details which I love in the novel , loved to see in the movie , but they weren't there, the movie is 105 minutes, !! why not made it a little longer, the novel certainly deserves to be focused on more, !
This version ,lucky me, tells the complete story , but I know that there are some movie versions of this novel , like the Olivier's version, which ends when Catharine dies!! I don't think that's fair to the novel, where's the beauty of taking half a story and making a movie of it, , while the real depth and fascination of the novel is the WHOLE story, !! I personally, love the part after Cathy's death more than the part before, Wuthering heights is not Wuthering heights without Hareton ,Catharine the Daughter and Heathcliff's revenge and death!
By the way, Jason Riddington, who played Hareton , was perfect.
I've always loved Wuthering Heights, more than Jane Eyre, ( I compare the 2 because the writers are sisters!!) but it seems that Jane Eyre has been made into more versions than Wuthering heights, maybe because the Jane Eyre novel is more cheerful ,at least at the end, and it seems that it's easier to convert it into cinema or television, while Wuthering heights' screenplay is certainly not easy to write, ! the novel is gloomy, and creates contradicting feelings towards Heathcliff's, you can't just like or hate the guy, you maybe like him but hate his actions!! There's no clear feelings about him, and the movie captured this aspect,. Good job.
I hope that I'll have the chance to watch more versions of this novel.
Horton: All right, I gotta get this speck up to the top of Mount Nool A.S.A.P, whatever that means, probably act swiftly awesome packaderm! I mean, how hard can that be?
--Horton hears a who, 2008