what about the sheep slaughtering?!?
Hmmm... now, I love Andrea Arnold, Red Road and Fish Tank are fantastic. But, as much as I tried (and I really did try) I just cannot bring myself to like this film.All the aspects of it that should have been strengths just weakened it beyond redemption. Sorry Andrea, I look forward to your next film. I have faith...
Heavy on atmosphere and light on dialogue this is Bronte in its bare essentials. And when the dialogue comes its pretty powerful. And even if the shaky-cam is weak in some places and the story is confusing (if you aren't familiar with the novel or other adaptations) I can't deny the visual storytelling that succeeds more than it fails.
Very good direction and cinematography.. Its been a long since I've wept on a love story!! And the lead actress was very good especially that confrontation seen!!
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.
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.
Painful. The most alienating film I've seen in recent memory. P.S. 4:3 aspect ratio LOL?