Wuthering Heights (Abismos de pasión)
Wuthering Heights (Abismos de pasión) (1954)

Director Luis Buñuel constructs this 1954 motion picture on the foundation of Emily Bronte's Gothic novel set in England. However, Buñuel substitutes a Mexican setting for the English one and Spanish names for the novel's central… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 30, 1954
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

An almost magical example of how an artist of genius can take someone else's classic work and shape it to fit his own temperament without really violating it.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The film's dreary exteriors (the trees without leaves, the buzzards on constant alert) evoke a landscape of spiritual unrest.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Buñuel's low-budget melodrama has a certain gothic ferocity that's missing in the other versions; the results are mixed, but seldom unworthy of the master.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gains a power the other screen versions don't have through its unrelenting gothic ruthlessness.

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