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I have read Wuthering Heights numerous times for the past twenty years, always loved it, and was very excited about seeing Andrea Arnold's rendition of it, whose films I had just recently started to enjoy (Fishtank, Red Road). I could not have been more disappointed.
Leaving aside the utterly cheap attempt at originality by casting a black Heathcliff when Emily Bronte calls Heathcliff a "gypsy" numerous times throughout the book, the adult Heathcliff (James Howson) lacked entirely the animal power, intelligence and fierceness associated with the character as Cathy puts it in the novel: "he's a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man". Instead his performance was that of an effeminate,… Read more