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.
Simon Calder looks at communities fighting back against the poachers
Life & Style blogs
- 1 Turning up the voice of America
- 2 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 An obsessive’s documenting of Israeli war crimes in Lebanon can show us how the West lost respect for international law
- 5 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
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