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Masterpiece Classics

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Post by LCW » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 5:32 pm

I've discovered a new gem!! MC is showing Wuthering Heights and Sense and Sensibility this week on PBS stations in two part episodes. Last night instead of reading I watched the first part of Wuthering Heights and was blown away!! I read WH in HS for a book review and remember loving the story but since then I've only read it once and that was ages ago. I had forgotten exactly what an amazing and powerful story it is. There is a reason it's a classic!!

Now I have a dilemma as it's on tomorrow night at 10 pm but that conflicts with The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo....my favorite guilty pleasure! Hmmm....a classic or cinematic junk food?? What to do? LOL!! It's a good thing Bravo has reruns ALL the time! Can't wait for part two tomorrow night!
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 8:45 pm

Ooh! Wish I got more channels. I loved the book Wuthering Heights but have never seen a film version yet.

Which Sense & Sensibility are they showing?

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Post by Libby » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 8:55 pm

There's a new series of Wuthering Heights that has been recently filmed and is being shown in the US before the UK. Have any of you over there seen it?
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Post by LCW » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 11:26 pm

This is the adaptation I'm referring to:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/wut ... opsis.html

Normally I'm not really into the brooding bad boy type hero but the actor who portrays Heathcliff does an amazing job here. Smokin'!! :D
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Post by princess garnet » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 12:52 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""] Which Sense & Sensibility are they showing?[/quote]

It's a new adaptation by Andrew Davies. First aired last season as part of the "complete Jane Austen series", this is an encore showing. Also some bonus online videos about the adaptation.

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Post by Madeleine » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 12:20 pm

[quote=""LCW""]This is the adaptation I'm referring to:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/wut ... opsis.html

Normally I'm not really into the brooding bad boy type hero but the actor who portrays Heathcliff does an amazing job here. Smokin'!! :D [/quote]

Looks quite good, good cast. The last few adaps of WH have been awful so hopefully they might finally get it right!

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed February 4th, 2009, 4:36 am

That does look good! If I get a better antenna I should be able to get more channels (in theory). Til then I just have to keep going to Netflix.

Ah, it's the 2008 adaptation of S&S. I loved that one. I still love the 1995 version as well, but I think Davies' version does a better job of sticking to the book.

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Post by Madeleine » Wed February 4th, 2009, 11:34 am

I prefer Ang Lee's version of S & S.
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Post by MissMarplestein » Fri February 6th, 2009, 2:49 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Looks quite good, good cast. The last few adaps of WH have been awful so hopefully they might finally get it right![/quote]

I found I wasn't all that thrilled with this version of Wuthering Heights. I must admit, Heathcliff did grow on me, as did Cathy, but perhaps I am spoiled with the old version. I did not like the way they had Heathcliff die, I won't go into details for those who haven't seen it yet...

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri February 6th, 2009, 3:49 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I prefer Ang Lee's version of S & S.[/quote]

It's funny...in my family we refer to it as Emma Thompson's version. :D It was very well done, and is arguably the best book-to-big-screen adaptation in history. That was my introduction to Jane Austen.

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