Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Character of the Week: Heathcliff
The first time I saw this film I started crying during the part where Heathcliff overhears Cathy talking to Ellen about Edgar and how it would degrade her to marry him. It is just so heartbreaking! I believe that the scene starts at around 2:12 in the video below. Merle Oberon is also my favorite actress to ever play Cathy because she really shows how much of a bitch Cathy really was.
Tom Hardy also does a great job playing Heathcliff in the 2009 Masterpiece Theater version. Hardy really does a great job of showing how much of a grumpy bastard Heathcliff was. This is the only film version that I actually own. I desperately want the 1939 version, but there aren't any Region 1 DVDs!!! The only ones I can find are imported from Korea, but even though it says that it will play in Region 1 DVD players, I don't trust foreign DVDs...