Amongst the things I did this weekend I watched the PBS version of Wuthering Heights. I have to admit that I was never able to finish this book when it was assigned for reading in my high school English class. However, Netflix has been recommending it since I love all of the Jane Austin movies and books.
This novel was actually written by Emily Bronte and I remember it was confusing and boring. My friends admitted this as well. Watching the movie, before the book might assist. The movie moves from the present to the past, and back to the present, which may get you lost while reading. Another thing that may confuse readers is that two of the main characters share the name, Catherine. However, the movie makes everything easy to follow.
The movie was well done. It’s a love story gone completely wrong. I was pretty shocked at the main characters. They all seemed to lack basic morals. Than again, you can blame society for some of their actions since people were looked down upon for marrying someone beneath their class. Love always took a back seat to money.
There was something also very honest about the love affairs in this story. Each person seemed to be held hostage by their love for another. Sometimes…or maybe always…you can’t help who you love. Even when you know it’s bad for you or your sanity.
Since the movie was good, maybe I will try reading the book again. Anyways, watch the PBS Masterpiece version of Wuthering Heights. If you also get the chance, I highly recommend watching the PBS Masterpiece version of Pride and Prejudice. It’s another well done adaption. Although my favorite version is the 2005 rendition with Keira Knightly the PBS version includes more details and scenes from the book.
If you have any recommendations for books or movie adaptations let me know. I would love some feedback…comment, email or IM me 🙂