Film and Theatre

References in TV and movies

  • In an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Aunt Zelda is reading Wuthering Heights. When she finds that she’s missing a chapter in the book, she uses her magic to take a short cut into the book, and she says, “Where are you, Heathcliff?” as she appears in a dark, dream-like mist scene.
  • There are a huge amount of TV and Film adaptations of the book the first being made in 1939.
  • In the Sex and the City movie, Carrie mentions Wuthering Heights in her late library books, calling it a tragic love story.
  • A theatre marquee in the 2004 film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow advertises the 1939 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights starring Laurence Olivier.
  • In the 2004 film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Lindsay Lohan’s character sees her favorite singer in New York City and remarks that “except for the garbage and cars, it’s like following Heathcliff on the moors.”
  • The sheer amount of Tv Shows and Movies that mention one of the characters to be like either Cathy or Heathcliff is quite extraordinary.

Wuthering Heights Trailer (1993)

Wuthering Heights Trailer (1939)

References in theater and dance

  • Paris Opera Ballet’s Danseur Etoile Kader Belarbi created a ballet based on Wuthering Heights. Its name in French is actually “Les Hauts de Hurlevent,” but Belarbi decided to call it simply “Hurlevent,” given that it aims to draw a line between the novel and the nature of French Romantic ballet showing mostly scenes of the story and not, in fact, telling it.
  • Wuthering Heights is produced as a play in the Japanese manga “Garasu no Kamen” by Suzue Miuchi, in which the young Catherine is played by fictional actress Maya Kitajima.



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