Tuesday 3 January 2012

Wuthering Heights Film

I went to see the Wuthering Heights film last night. It's taken a while to get to see it as it wasn't showing in any cinemas around here - so we went to Manchester to see it at the Cornerhouse.

Directed by Andrea Arnold and with cinematography by Robbie Ryan i thought it was an amazing, brutal, beautiful, other worldly, abstract adaptation of the novel by Emily Bronte. I loved all the bird songs and calls and the sounds of the wind and storms - the blurring images of rushes and apples and rain and the bleakly beautiful moorland.
The change of actors from the younger Cathy and Heathcliff to older ones didn't sit too comfortably with me as the length of time would not have changed them that much. But that is my only criticism.

To make up for the fact that the film doesn't include the second generation of the families - with Heathcliff being haunted by the dead Cathy please watch this:

Its Wuthering Heights by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and it's really fab!

The image is of Top Withins taken with a pinhole polaroid camera on a trip there in 2008.

1 comment:

  1. i cant see what its got to do with the weather project ?