'wuthering heights' bites.

in my humble opinion: "wuthering heights" is one of the most beautiful literary classics ever written, and the author emily bronte is an absolute genius. she creates a separate world out of excessive emotion and obsession, and it's just amazing. i may have reread it every single december since i was thirteen...maybe.

that being said.

do not ever, in your whole entire life, watch this version.
it was base, awful, painfully long, and doesn't even manage to tell the true story {as bronte intended it}.  the film focuses on cathy and heathcliff in their childhood, and continues with quite a few disturbing and just downright weird twists. the acting is sub-par  and the movie makes you feel raw and chapped as the wind whistles and rushes by the camera {much too often, at that}.

 a couple of girlfriends from work and i made our way down to the nuart theater this past week, which is one of the best indie theaters in los angeles. we stopped by sweet rose creamery in brentwood, laughed about boys/work/celebrities, and then took big brown bags of popcorn into the theater with high expectations.

it was a sweet night with some pretty amazing ladies, but the movie fell short. if any of you are indie film/wuthering heights fans like me, spare yourself the time and the money. it was as if the director was bashing us over the head with random metaphors and lack of dialogue, trying {in vain} to create something artistic. if you're looking for a good version, you don't have to look any farther than this one from 1992. it's heathcliff and cathy the way they're supposed to be, in a movie that i have never been able to leave behind.
 {loved this place!!}
 {salted caramel ice cream, with coarse sea salt}
{excuse the blurriness, friends!}


  1. I KNOW HOW TERRIBLE IS THIS FILM! I saw this Sunday night and was so excited! I was in for a treat...
    How many close ups of nature does one need to see? The whole movie can be summed up with close ups of insects, flower, dogs running, the moors, meaningful eye looks, birds flying, the sky, rain... repeated a million times. Don't forget the animal abuse, people abuse, lack of any dialogue, a film so dark you can't even see anything happening and constant rain and gloom. Also was it just me or was he doing naughty things to the dead body at the end?! :S so disturbing. Left feeling so depressed! Shame it was so bad!

    Glad I'm not the only one to think this was very poor!


  2. Salted caramel ice cream!? Whoa...stop the presses. California never revealed that little gem to this lady. I'm addicted to Starbucks salted caramel mochas. Seriously addicted.

  3. Oh I love this post! I rarely watch movies of any book I like... but with your endorsement, I'm curious about the 1992 version you mention now. =) I read Wuthering Heights several times in high school, but I feel like I need to read it again to really understand.

    Also, that ice cream looks and sounds amazing!

  4. I really enjoyed reading this book, such a great book to read. xo


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