“Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad!”
This week at Home Projectionist I blog about Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel Wuthering Heights and its 1939 movie adaptation with Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier.
Brontë invented her own subgenre of romance, which I think of as “romance noir.” Her book is passionate and harsh. The movie underplays the harshness (and leaves out a good part of the book), but it gets to the heart of the matter. I believe Brontë would have been pleased by it.
Also, Cathy and Heathcliff are played by stars. This is absolutely essential.