The library, and step on it!

millymcaulay asked: "okay since i asked you that thing earlier i've been stalking your blog a bit and i was wondering a few things 1. do you have a review for the 2011 wuthering heights adaption ((cause i hated it so much and i'm wondering why you had it on top 5 adaptions)) and 2. where did you get your bedspread?? (i'm guessing its a bedspread its the background for alot of your pictures in home library)) cause it is lovely"

1. I never wrote a full-length review of Andrea Arnold’s adaptation (just the post you mentioned), but I can give you my main reasons for liking it:

- It’s the first (and only) adaptation that cast a POC for the part of Heathcliff.
- I would have cast Kaya Scodelario as Catherine too.
- The love story between her and Heathcliff is not romanticised but shown for the destructive clash of forces that it is.
- I love that it doesn’t have a soundtrack until the very end, especially since the movie has so little dialogue. Often all you hear is the sound of the wind and the rain.
- I am obsessed with the Mumford & Sons song that plays over the credits.
- I love how you can almost smell the grass and feel the mud on your fingers when you watch it. It’s a combination of the sound design and the visuals, very effective.
- With the billion other adaptations out there in the world, this one actually did something different. Instead of making just another costume drama, Arnold created a visceral experience, focusing on the harsh environment and primal emotions.

2. Ikea!

posted 4 days ago with 13 notes

ellisjanebell asked: "What are your thoughts on movie adaptations of WH? I find that most of them miss the point and make the C&H completely OOC. I do like Buñuel's version and Andrea Arnold's take on it was interesting."

 The Andrea Arnold adaptation is the only one I’ve seen so far that I actually really liked.

I’ve seen three other adaptations (2009, 1998, and 1992), a couple of years ago. I remember liking some bits and pieces here and there (Andrew Lincoln is a wonderful Edgar Linton), but they just never got it right.

I also own a modern-day MTV adaptation on DVD, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch that one. Heathcliff is in a rock band. Yeah.

posted 3 months ago with 5 notes

@chaucerettescs said: I think “He kills dogs, beats women, and digs up corpses” pretty much sums it up.

Well put, well put.

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girlcakes asked: "When you tell girls that they really, really wouldn't want to date Heathcliff what reasons do you provide them with?"


Well, he’s really, really horrible to pretty much every single character in the book. Wanting revenge is one thing, but Heathcliff’s actions are positively psychotic. Just think of how he ruined Ella’s life, how he forces Catherine to marry Linton, the list goes on and on. He’s bitter and violent and abusive, and if that’s not a dealbreaker, I don’t know what to tell you.

posted 3 months ago with 22 notes

thecatmuncher asked: "What did you think of Wuthering Heights?"

I love Wuthering Heights!

It’s not at all the kind of love story so many people think it is (if I had a penny for every time I’ve said “no but you really, really don’t want to date Heathcliff”), but it is a stellar psychological thriller about two forces of nature colliding and the atmosphere is just great.

posted 3 months ago with 6 notes