90 Days of Oscar Nominees #48 – Wuthering Heights (1939)


In my attempt to have a more prolific repertoire of Oscar Nominated Films, I have taken it upon myself to watch 90 new Best Picture Nominees that I’ve never seen before between 5 Dec 2017 and The 90th Annual Oscars on 4 Mar 2018.

Here is my 48th review of the 90 chosen Films…

“I cannot live without my life! I cannot die without my soul! ” – Heathcliff

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Jan 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Love story of a forbidden love between a poor orphan boy and the daughter of the wealthy man who takes him in.

My Take on it – This is a film that is based on a classic novel written by Emily Bronte.

As a teenager, I was “forced” to read the novel and ddn’t remember is so much here besides the major plot issues.

From what I recall, this film does a great job depicting the love story essence of the novel itself.

The cast is great with Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon and David Niven embodying the love triangle characters and their performances make s truly believe that this love exists between them.

They do a wonderful job depicting the vast differences between the views of the wealthy and the poor on society.

I loved the themes touched upon about first love and how it can remain so strongly in a person even after so many years and so many other “tangent” romances along the way.

Bottom Line – Nice story that really captures the essence of the novel. The cast is great and allows us to really believe the love triangle between the characters.  Does a great job depicting the different views of the wealthy and the poor on society and how true love can stay with a person for so many years despite other romantic tangents along the way. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Laurence Olivier found himself becoming increasingly annoyed with William Wyler’s exhausting style of film-making. After yet another take, he is said to have exclaimed, “For God’s sake, I did it sitting down. I did it with a smile. I did it with a smirk. I did it scratching my ear. I did it with my back to the camera. How do you want me to do it?” Wyler’s retort was, “I want it better.” However, Olivier later said these multiple takes helped him as a succeed as a film actor. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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