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A hundred and sixty four years after Emily Bronte first published “Wuthering Heights” and more than twenty adaptations later, it seemed safe to say there was no more new or innovative way to tell the story of star crossed lovers Cathy and Heatcliffe (short of a Seth Grahame-Smith retooling), but if reviews are to be believed, director Andrea Arnold has done just that with her new film, described as “raw”, “gritty” and “bare” and a plethora of words never before associated with big screen adaptations of Victorian novels. From whatRead More
Andrea Arnold’s retelling of the classic story Wuthering Heights has been one of the most anticipated films of the year. It premièred at this year’s Venice Film Festival to mixed reviews, with The Playlist calling it “incredibly powerful, extremely sexy … and a truly remarkable reinvention of a text”, but Variety complained about the “languorous repetitiveness” and the Guardian finding a “problem [with] the faint stiffness and self-consciousness of the acting and the crucial lack of chemistry.” Starring a cast of unknown talent – Solomon Glave, James Howson, Shannon BeerRead More
Andrea Arnold has gone to great lengths to keep her upcoming adaptation of Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” under wraps, and indeed, it’s only after filming has wrapped that we’ve gotten the identity of Heathcliffe, one half of a tormented couple whose love/hate relationship transcends generations and even life and death. Unknown British actor James Howson reluctantly confirms to The Daily Mail that indeed, it was him who landed the coveted and much speculated about role opposite “Skins” star Kaya Scodelario as Cathy. Howson is believed to be the first non-whiteRead More