December 17, 1995
The "Wuthering Heights" excerpt from Jan Herman's forthcoming book on William Wyler failed to mention the actress who finally did play Isabella, Geraldine Fitzgerald ("Withering 'Heights,' " Dec. 10). Though her film career spanned more than 50 years, it was her first and only Oscar nomination. She and Laurence Olivier remained friends until the end of his life, and it was one of her proudest compliments when she read in one of his last interviews, "I watched 'Wuthering Heights' on television the other night and the only performance that still holds up is Geraldine Fitzgerald's."
May 31, 1985 |
Merle Oberon, who died in 1979, was an extraordinarily beautiful actress, best remembered as Cathy in William Wyler's classic "Wuthering Heights." But, says her one-time nephew Michael Korda, "her greatest achievement was not in her roles but herself, as Merle Oberon." Korda has just written a lurid page-turner called "Queenie," which just happens to have been Oberon's early nickname and, although fiction, is clearly inspired by certain events--and a key secret--in Oberon's life.
May 6, 2009 |
Perhaps it was kismet. In 1939 the stars aligned in the heavens -- and Hollywood -- to create what many consider to be the greatest single year in cinema history. Starting Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences turns back the clock to re-create what a night at the movies would have been like in 1939.
July 17, 1992 |
All across America, or so it seems, women are ready, willing and able to trim their hair to a manageable, sensible length, to snip it in a manner that looks both fashionably attractive and suitable to the demands of their current station in life. The only thing that stands in their way, apparently, is a race of primitive, doltish men who take a certain Neolithic delight in seeing it long.
December 1, 1991 |
Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind, blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun. Happily the architect had the foresight to build it strong.
October 11, 2012 |
British filmmaker Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights," the newest chapter in the novel's long, on-screen history, is so earthy and intent on authenticity that like Heathcliff and Cathy you can never escape the wind that howls across the moors, or the mud, clinging so thick on boots and body that it's tempting to check your own. Even the actors, many plucked from the Yorkshire countryside where the Emily Bronte classic is set and the movie was shot,...