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    The Ugly Intricacies of Desire in Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights

    Tackling a beloved and classic piece of literature to interpret into film is not an easy task and one that director Andrea Arnold typically doesn’t like to do. But after the idea to direct an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights got stuck in Arnold’s head—it stayed ...

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    Andrea Arnold Talks 'Wuthering Heights': Chaos, Class, Race, Gender & Women Directors

    Although Andrea Arnold had sworn never to film a period piece based on a novel, directing "Wuthering Heights" was about remembering what she felt when she first read Emily Bronte's classic: upset about Heathcliff. That was the hook. Her first interest "was to tell his story," she says.

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    Review: 'Wuthering Heights' Is A Superb, Groundbreaking Adaptation Of The Classic Tale

    One of the most exciting talents to emerge out of the U.K. in the last decade or so is Andrea Arnold. The former television presenter won an Oscar for her short film "Wasp" in 2005, and made her feature debut the following year with the powerful, gritty thriller "Red Road." 2009 saw her follow it up...

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    Trailer Watch: Wuthering Heights - Directed by Andrea Arnold

    The brilliant director of Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold has adapted Emily Bronte's classic novel, Wuthering Heights starring Kaya Scodelario and James Howson. Co-written by Arnold and Olivia Hetreed, the film follows the intense and volatile relationship from childhood to adulthood between orphan Hea...

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    New Trailer for Andrea Arnold's Gorgeous & Cruel 'Wuthering Heights'

    The latest from Andrea Arnold, the director behind "Wasp," "Red Road" and "Fish Tank," is an unexpected take on Emily Brontë’s "Wuthering Heights." As with her previous works, the film is visceral and naturalistic, with Robbie Ryan providing startlingly gorgeous and effective cinematography that pro...

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    Watch: Stunning New Trailer For Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights'

    There are a number of high-profile classic literary adaptations coming out in the next few months, including (but not limited to) Joe Wright's stage-bound "Anna Karenina," Mike Newell's stately "Great Expectations," and "Fish Tank" director Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights." We're not sure why peo...

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    Cross-Post: A Heroine's Journey

    The world has moved on but I’m still obsessing about why, for the second time in three years was there no films directed by a woman in the main competition at Cannes this year. I mean I know it’s only one festival but it’s by far the most prestigious and really that kind of omissio...

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    Cannes 2012: Sexism Watch Continues

    One of the things I am proud of regarding the work many people have done to raise awareness about the lack of opportunities for female directors is how we were able to interrupt the narrative which is usually all about the clothes, stars and the glamour.   For example, look at what the women of...

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    Sign the Petition! Where Are the Women Directors?

    It's been very interesting to watch the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.  In light of the fact that there are no women directors in competition and the great work of La Barbe, at the opening press conference the jury as well as the directors of the festival were confronted with a barrag...

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    Cannes Watch: Why We Need Films Directed By Women AND Films About Women

    Cannes is kicking off right now.  I've spent the last two days putting together a petition that will be sent to the festival about the lack of female directors in competition.  You can sign the petition here.  (Just so you know every signature generates an email to the Cannes offi...

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