Thursday 26 February 1998
Last year saw the 150th anniversary of the publication of Wuthering Heights. Since then, all sorts of people have had their way with literature's wildest lovers Heathcliff and Cathy. Laurence Olivier cried (beautifully) "Kithee... Kithee!" in Hollywood, while Bunuel turned them into Alejandro and Catalina on a small Mexican estate for his 1953 adaptation. (I swear.) Kate Bush kindled popular interest wailing "it's meee, I'm Catheee/ Come Home..." at the top of the charts and Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes tried to rekindle Yorkshire's most famous flames of passion in Peter Kosminsky's flop film. Too few people have heard Bernard Herrman's opera Wuthering Heights, but who could forget Cliff coming over all rugged for the musical Heathcliff? All of which pales in comparison with Withering Looks, a seriously funny guide to the Bronte Sisters (the most successful sisterly scribes since Joan and Jackie Collins) by the sublimely silly Lip Service.
Life & Style blogs
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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