Wuthering Heights Romeo And Juliet

06/10/2008
  |  Buy to Own: 06/10/2008
  |  235 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Double bill of film dramas featuring an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' and Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights'. 'Romeo and Juliet' (1968) is Franco Zeffirelli's award-winning version of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy in which 17-year-old Leonard Whiting and 15-year-old Olivia Hussey play the title roles. The filming took place in Italy and features a well-known score by Nino Rota. In 'Wuthering Heights' (1992), Cathy Earnshaw (Juliette Binoche) and her adoptive brother Heathcliff (Ralph Fiennes) became inseparable as children, and now share a forbidden passion in adulthood. However, Heathcliff is cast down to the level of a servant by Cathy's vengeful brother, Hindley (Jeremy Northam), who resents the love their father showed for a man he regards as an infidel. When Cathy sets her cap at wealthy neighbour Edgar Linton (Simon Shephard), the enraged Heathcliff flees, vowing revenge.