Very enjoyable. A bit of patience required in the beginning but once going it became very absorbing. Reasonably close to the book and some very good performances. There is two parts on the one disc so don't be alarmed (as I was) when 'to be continued' pops up. It launches back into the movie. Definitely worth watching.
My partner thought ‘Wuthering Heights’ was very good and rated it quite high while I thought that the original 1939 version, which starred Laurence Oliver and Merle Oberon, captured the essence of Emily Bronte’s romantic novel with more authenticity. I had problems with the text and with liberties taken by the production team with the story. In the main I found Tom Hardy’s Heathcliff problematic. He had many of the characters dark and sullen attributes, including distain for just about everyone other than for Cathy but Heathcliff is much more than that – he is in conflict and vulnerable. Obviously Tom Hardy is a fine actor but creative decisions about Heathcliff’s character let him down. In the novel, and original film, Heathcliff’s death is ambiguous as it should be. His love for Cathy underpins the belief that their love was eternal and ordained was shattered in this version by a clumsy attempt at reality. So much for the romantic novel.
What a beautiful movie! Tom Hardy was amazing! Must watch if u love classics!!
well now i know why this was called one of the greatest love story's of all time. if you have read the book this is a pretty close interpretation. it has plenty of drama and a perfect film to watch curled up on the lounge on a rainy day.