Sunday, 13 November 2011
Wuthering Heights film captures essence of the book
On general release from today, Arnold's new adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel has been praised for capturing the book's harshness
Arnold is a director known for Red Road and Fish Tank: uncompromisingly gritty evocations of contemporary life. Her version of Wuthering Heights strips away the polite conventions of period romance to convey the elemental rawness of Bronte's original. In her hands, Heathcliff, played by Solomon Glave and James Howson, is a runaway slave found by farmer Earnshaw in Liverpool, and the main focus of the film is on the childhood relationship between him and Cathy (Shannon Beer and Kaya Scodelario).
What do you think? Does it capture the essence of the book?