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post #14056 of 16057

Wuthering Heights (2011): 7/10

 

Probably forever doomed to be 'that weird adaptation of Wuthering Heights where Heathcliff is black.' Which is a shame, because there's so much more to it than that. Heathcliff is black, yes, and he's got scars from lashings and even a branding of ownership seared into one of his shoulder blades. Otherwise there's not much different between him and every other Heathcliff that has ever existed, though here he has been filtered heavily through the director's lens. Which is what makes this such a fascinating adaptation--director Andrea Arnold strips this tale down to its barest essentials, then stretches those bare essentials out. This is a slow film, bound to try the patience of some. There is no (musical) soundtrack, barely any dialogue (there may as well be none at all), and it contains almost as many shots of nature as a Terrence Malick film. Indeed, unless you're already familiar with Wuthering Heights, this film may not work. The central tragedy is here, but the romance and melodrama are largely gone. Throughout the film there are numerous close-up shots of insects going about their business on the wind-blasted moors, and one imagines that Arnold is treating her human characters in much the same way--shot in close-up yes, but we only drop in on them here and there, just to see where their scurrying has brought them.

 

Which isn't to say that this is a cold film. All the passion, desire, and (very) good looking leads that you'd expect to find in Wuthering Heights are here, but when stripped of that certain refined and elegant Masterpiece Theatre quality the story becomes chilly and brutal--punctuated by flashes of beauty perhaps, but the film radiates the atmosphere of the moors so forcefully that I could nearly feel the cold of it in my own bones. Arnold also makes the interesting decision to present the film in a 4:3 aspect ratio--which seems counter-intuitive at first, given the expanse of the wild world young Heathcliff and Cathy (who seem almost feral here) explore, but quickly comes to make sense. Arnold wants to inspire claustrophobia--she wants the dirty and dank interior of Wuthering Heights to, in some ways, mirror the moors and the false freedom that the children find there. Heathcliff and Cathy are trapped (by society, by their own cruelty), and eventually the Yorkshire moors will swallow up their cold corpses, leaving only their half-seen ghosts to flit across the tangled undergrowth, as the insects scurry beneath.

post #14057 of 16057
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

So you saw it in 3D then, Rumay? TV? Projection? 

 

I have my 3D copy on bluray sitting here waiting for me to watch...looking forward to it!

 

I have a 55" Samsung Smart 3D TV. For the price of a HD800. Nice 3D imaging.

The newer TV's coming out, the 4K's are unbelievable, when I first started looking to upgrade they were priced >$5,000 too expensive for me so I bought the older 1080, just looked today at the XBR Sony now down to $3,500, if that trend continues I may regret not waiting longer.    

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Wuthering Heights (2011): 7/10

 

Out of curiosity did you see the 1939 version or read the book?

post #14058 of 16057

This is the end. 7.5/10

 

Very different from the typical apocalyptic movie. It was nice to see the actors playing themselves, a welcome change. The jokes work well, but not recommended for those who get offended easily.

post #14059 of 16057
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Out of curiosity did you see the 1939 version or read the book?

 

I have not seen the 1939 version--in addition to this new one, I've only seen the 2009 version, the 1998 version, and the 1992 version. I understand that the 1939 version is excellent--I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually. 

post #14060 of 16057

Oblivion. It was a 7/10 in the cinema  qutie enjoyed it but for some reason the more times I see it the more I like it. It just look so good, sound good and the actors delivers. And very few logical errors for the genre without getting booring :)

 

9/10 currently running up to 10/10 may have to make this a christmas tradition lol

 

Best on Asus BDS-700 out of the three bluray players I tried so far. That bluray players once calibrated give the same reference image is such a myth unless something has changed in 2013 :)

post #14061 of 16057
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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post
 

 

I have not seen the 1939 version--in addition to this new one, I've only seen the 2009 version, the 1998 version, and the 1992 version. I understand that the 1939 version is excellent--I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually. 

 

I would give the 1939 version 8.5/10 

 

Laurence Olivier in his prime.  Merle Oberon and David Niven, directed by William Wyler.

 

I "had" to read the book and see this version (in class) for a film lit course in college, loved the teacher and loved the class.  I wish it had all been like that.  

 

I really appreciate the reviews you post on this thread.

post #14062 of 16057

In the Fog ( 2012) is available on Amazon.

 

Sergei Loznitsa ( already a classic in Russian cinema in my opinion despite only two films in his baggage) in his second film keeps digging the same theme: how reality with its clashes of interests and self destruction puts on trial a good man's will to tolerate and survive in unfavorable circumstances. The chances of a good man are very poor. Evil in Loznitsa's films ( unlike in commercial cinema where it is theatrical) is closely integrated into man's existence. Sergei is a master of conveying Evil in its documentary life-like precision. 

 


Edited by mutabor - 9/18/13 at 3:49am
post #14063 of 16057

Avengers

 

4/10... Hurts to say it as I like a lot what Joss Whedon been apart of.

 

Awful design, ugly CGI and the overall look of the film is not good at all. cheezy god I love myself one liners and what is the rubber bow for kids hawkeye or if it´s green lantern or whatever uses? That won´t work.

 

There is worse of course but way to throw away a monster budget.

post #14064 of 16057

Montana Amazon (2012)- 8/10.

Notorious (1946) - 8/10

post #14065 of 16057
Time of Eve 8.5/10
post #14066 of 16057

In the Fog  - 0/10

 

Kidding. Total Amazon fail. Who the heck releases an instant video streaming title without subtitles when it's in a foreign language I can't understand?

$4 loss but I asked for a refund.

 

What a disappointment. Was really looking forward to it!

 

Just a note if you had planned to watch it.

post #14067 of 16057
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In the Fog  - 0/10

 

Kidding. Total Amazon fail. Who the heck releases an instant video streaming title without subtitles when it's in a foreign language I can't understand?

$4 loss but I asked for a refund.

 

What a disappointment. Was really looking forward to it!

 

Just a note if you had planned to watch it.

 

So are you rating amazon 0/10 or the movie...:) 

post #14068 of 16057
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

In the Fog  - 0/10

 

Kidding. Total Amazon fail. Who the heck releases an instant video streaming title without subtitles when it's in a foreign language I can't understand?

$4 loss but I asked for a refund.

 

What a disappointment. Was really looking forward to it!

 

Just a note if you had planned to watch it.

 

That's happened to me a couple times, but I think it was on Netflix....kind of aggravating when you finally settle on what to watch, and then you realize that people are going on and on, but no subtitles lol

post #14069 of 16057
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Originally Posted by Johnnyhi View Post
 

 

So are you rating amazon 0/10 or the movie...:) 

 

Thanks..now you make me feel like those of those Amazon reviewers who rate the postal service instead of the product. :normal_smile :

 

I guess I meant to do that just to let everyone know. That movie has been mentioned on here a few times.

 

I emailed the company who released the movie and they're going to annoy Amazon until it's fixed!

 

Amazon gave me a credit too!

post #14070 of 16057
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

In the Fog  - 0/10

 

Kidding. Total Amazon fail. Who the heck releases an instant video streaming title without subtitles when it's in a foreign language I can't understand?

$4 loss but I asked for a refund.

 

What a disappointment. Was really looking forward to it!

 

Just a note if you had planned to watch it.

 

Remembering your difficulty with Tarkovsky and The Ascent I hoped that this film would turn out a better experience for you. When will Amazon fix the problem?

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