what about the sheep slaughtering?!?
One of the best literary adaptations I've ever seen. Contemporary filmmakers take note: Arnold makes the most cinematic adaptation possible without abandoning the spirit and atmosphere of the source material. A fascinating, brutal and startlingly beautiful film.
what it lacks in writing (which is not that much) it communicates through landscapes, silent tension, pairs of birds and the deafening sounds of wind. to the original wuthering heights, a story of self destruction, hierarchy, and the ever present past, andrea arnold brings forth the intimacy that previous adaptions failed to convey. and the mere casting itself makes the whole story more convincing
Arnold shot the film beautifully. Although the story is hundreds of years old now, the film felt modern. You were engulfed in the setting.
I appreciate the attempt to tell this story as it is actually told in the novel. That is not as the epic romance it's always been portrayed as before in flims. However, maybe they went too far in that direction. Also, the dialogue is minimal, if you didn't know the story you'd be hard pressed to follow what's going on. It was hard enough keeping up having read it.
Upends our contemporary idea of the period piece and pulls the rug out from under Anglophiles who crave the conservative endings and elegant sets of mass-market, Jane Austen-style films. A breath of fresh air. (How could it not be, with the incessant gusting of the foley?) I enjoyed the minimal use of dialogue and drastically simplified narrative. Glave, Beer, and Howson are good. Not sold on Scodelario, though.
The kind of movies i really love. This transition when he leaves and comes back years after...
Really had me for a while. Lost me due to: length, too much flashing back, sentiment, final song could not be more out of place. Plus title card was stupid. Besides those things... truly exceptional!
The two hanging dogs shaking their legs.. I needed to scroll through the credits looking for the inevitable formula "no animals were harmed as a result of their participation in this production". Reassuring though..
Una de las mejores películas que he visto este año. A pesar de contar una historia de amor clásica, Andrea Arnold logra seducirnos y fascinarnos colocando el énfasis en las percepciones y los detalles de los personajes y los ambientes a través de una cinematografía arriesgada, deslumbrante y sensorial.
Brilliant. A period-piece remake of a literary classic that bucks all convention, Arnold liberally shaves the plot to its bare-bone essence of desire, rage, and the specter of death. Few films can be called "sublime" (in the classic, philosophical sense), and this is one.
One thing i love about the Bronte Sisters is that the ability of their main characters to reject passion in order to do something right in their eyes. I'd probably do the opposite and follow my heart. In regard to this film, I was simply bowled over that it was really stark naked, the moors were dangerous, the nature cruel, no drama, no gothic meanderings, just plain human frailty represented to us by Ms Arnold.
Dans la beauté des grands espaces écossais où le vent et la brume règnent sur le quotidien, Andrea Arnold impressionne encore en s'appropriant totalement le récit d'une des soeurs Brontë. Une oeuvre forte et âpre qui hante nos yeux et nos esprits en quittant la salle.
A far cry from the lush romanticism of Wyler's version, this gets down to the bare bones of nature and of harsh lives filled with racism, brutality and pain. It loses its way a little towards the end- flashbacks are unnecessary- but it's a worthwhile distinctive take on the classic in which the treatment of mixed parentage Heathcliffe holds a powerful message for today's society.
There is a major masterpiece in there; Unfortunately it stops being a masterpiece the moment grownup Heathcliff shows up.