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Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

This article is about the 1992 film. For the 1847 novel by Emily Brontë, see Wuthering Heights. For other uses, see Wuthering Heights (disambiguation).
Wuthering Heights
File:Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights DVD Cover.jpg
© 1992 Paramount Pictures
Directed by Peter Kosminsky
Produced by Simon Bosanquet
Mary Selway
Chris Thompson
Written by Anne Devlin
Based on Emily Brontë (book)
Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Cinematography Mike Southon
Edited by Tony Lawson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
Running time
105 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights is a 1992 feature film adaptation of Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights directed by Peter Kosminsky.

Paramount Pictures was forced to use the author's name in the title of the film as Samuel Goldwyn Studio (later sold to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) owned the rights to the simple title Wuthering Heights due to the copyright on their 1939 film version of the novel. The film stars Ralph Fiennes as the tortured Heathcliff and Juliette Binoche as the free-spirited Catherine Earnshaw, in a precursor to their later, successful collaboration on The English Patient. The role of Heathcliff opened up doors for Ralph Fiennes to play Amon Goeth in Schindler's List. American director Steven Spielberg claimed he liked Fiennes for Goeth because of his "dark sexuality."

This particular film is notable for including the oft-omitted second generation story of the children of Cathy, Hindley and Heathcliff.


Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, released in 1992, is based on the 1847 book by Emily Brontë which was written a year before her death. It is her first and only prose novel. The movie revolves around the lives of the Earnshaws and the Lintons. It portrays the role of suffering, revenge and unrequited love in society.


Critical response

The film received mostly negative reviews from film critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 25% based on 8 reviews, with a rating average of 4.5 out of 10.[1]


  1. ^ Wuthering Heights (1992). Rotten Tomatoes. Flixter. Retrieved 27 August 2012.

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