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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Reader, I Married Him: Heathcliff

I edited this clip a little to make it fit the requirements of the website. I shaved a few seconds from the Monty Python Semaphore clip. Alas, I think those who find Wuthering Heights a novel of the profoundest love might find this tribute a little lacking. I think Juliet Barker's quotation marks aound 'love' might sum up the attitude to the book. I wonder why on earth they used clips from a 1960s version of Wuthering Heights which look absolutely terrible! Surely there was better footage than this? When Heathcliff comes lumbering over the moors I wondered if he were human- he certainly doesn't move like a human being.


Kathleen Bolton said...

I always thought that JE was a story about how love redeems, while WH was a story about how love destroys. I never really got that Heathcliff was a sexy beast from reading the story.

I'm totally enjoying these clips, btw. Thank you!

Brontëana said...

I admit that WH is out of my depth. It is still a mystery to me. I found that I wanted to like Heathcliff but whenever I had sympathetic moments he would... strangle a puppy or something.

You're welcome! I have so much work to do that I can't write any editorials nowadays.