Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wuthering Heights (1939) a true film classic!
Wuthering Heights (1939) MGM Studios
Directed By: William Wyler
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven & Geraldine Fitzgerald ~ Won Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Cinematography - Gregg Toland
~ Nominated in total for 8 categories including Best Actor for Laurence Olivier, Best Picture, Best Director for William Wyler, Best Supporting Actress for Geraldine Fitzgerald etc...
"No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me - now - standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever."
Based on the novel by Emily Bronte, this classic film centers around Heathcliff (Olivier) & Cathy (Oberon) whom... are destined for a love affiar filled with heartache. While growing up together they were very close and very fond of one another. One day the gentleman of the house passes away and Cathy's brother is now the head of the estate leaving the family with new wealth and respect. Healthcliff is still a lowly servent and is left to live in the servants quarters while watching Cathy being thrown into a new life that he is not suited for. A new class distinction is made that makes it a rift between the lovers but will this keep them apart...we shall see....