Friday, 25 May 2012

Bronte's Friday





Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and this week's question is:


Q: Activity! Dreamcast your current read.


Yaaaaay, so excited. Oh wait, casting 'Wuthering Height's is going to be difficult!!! The characters are so complex and difficult. And they reflect so much more than just the characters

For Cathy I would choose Amber Heard. She is gorgeous and I think she's be able to deal with the slightly psychotic side of Cathy.

For Heathcliff I would go for Michael Fassbender. He was pretty good as Mr. Rochester, who I sort fo see as a tamed down version of Heathcliff. But then there is the age gap that might make this pairing a bit off. Oh well. 

For Linton, Cathy's husband, I might go for Michael Pitt. He would be such a contrast to Michael Fassbender and he looks slightly scared ont he picture below, which would be necessary in the movie.




This week, I chose Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights' because I am currently rereading it and have, again, absolutely fallen in love with it. There is something about Heathcliff and Cathy that is immensely interesting and fascinating. Emily Bronte is my favourite Bronte, much better than Charlotte Bronte, if you ask me.

Anyways, Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.
BB:
1801. - I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with. This is certainly a beautiful country! In all England, I do not believe that I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society. A perfect misanthropist’s heaven: and Mr. Heathcliff and I are such a suitable pair to divide the desolation between us. A capital fellow!
The book is narrated in the beginning by Lockwood, who travels to the countryside to escape people. The solitary neighbour, Mr Heathcliff, is actually everything but a 'capital fellow' and Lockwood's inability to see this leads to some rather amusing, but also distressing, moments in the book.

F56:
'He threw himself into a chair, laughing and groaning, and bid them all stand off, for he was nearly killed - he would not have such another walk for the three kingdoms.'

Cathy's father has just returned from a journey and in itself it is a rather insignificant line, but I love the way it is written.

So, how about you? Who have you decided on for your casting?

22 comments:

  1. It is nice to re-read old friends. Thanks for reminding be about a book I loved. Here is my post: Book Beginnings

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  2. Old follower hopping through. I haven't read this (not big on classics) but your choices look good!

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  3. I loved and hated Wuthering Heights. I was so angry with Cathy and Heathcliff. Well you know. Good cast choices though.

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  4. Oh, it's been many years since I read Wuthering Heights. I do love the language that seems to curl the tongue when spoken. Thanks for reminding me!

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

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  5. I've never read Wuthering Heights but it's on my list of books to read one day - and now after reading the first line, I'm hoping that day will be soon!

    Here's my Book Beginnings Post.

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. I think I must be the only writer/blogger on the planet that hasn't read Wuthering Heights! One day I'll get around to it!
    Thanks for stopping by My Hop
    *New Follower*

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  7. I have to admit that I have this book in my TBR but haven't read it yet....One of these days I'll get a chance to read it...I know my mother loved it!

    Here's my Friday Meme Post

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  8. Omg! Love your choices for Linton and Heathcliff! :D

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  9. Love your choice for Heathcliff...he looks perfect for the part. And I like your 56...very nicely written.

    Here are my Friday Memes.

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  10. Believe it or not, I have never read Wuthering Heights! I have heard so many good and bad things about it... But I have just never been huge on classics.

    (new follower)
    Please come follow me back
    -Theresa
    theresamjones.blogspot.com

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  11. I too have never read this novel and really don't know if I'm interested. enjoy the weekend.

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  12. I loved Wuthering Heights and am due for a re-read.

    Since my Book Beginnings book is a collection of essays on animals, I have no idea how I could cast it!

    Thanks for taking part in Book Beginnings!

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  13. I've never read Wuthering Heights, but maybe I'll get around to it eventually! Thanks for stopping by earlier and have a great weekend.

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  14. That looks like a really good cast for a classic novel!

    My follow friday. Please stop by

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  15. Great teaser! Have a great weekend!

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  16. I haven't read that book yet... o_o lol. I own it but I've never read it. It looks like a great choice of cast though! I love Amber Heard! (:

    Following back!

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  17. Hopping through. Wow, Fassbender looks great as Heathcliff.
    My Hop

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  18. I had the exact same reaction "Fun! oh wait..." Haha Loved your picks though. Totally wouldn't have picked her for Cathy, but i do see it now. New follower, check out my FF?

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  19. Ooh great picks! I'm a new follower :)

    my FF

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  20. Always fun to see if you can find an actor who matches the pictures in your head . . . especially with the classics.

    Thanks for visiting and sharing!

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  21. I keep meaning to get to this one. Loved Kate Bush's take on the story. ;) Sadly, I've just never gotten around to reading it. I shall have to remedy that. Great picks, Juli! Here's mine.

    Have a good week.

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