Wuthering

Wuthering Heights is the name of a place high up on the Yorkshire moors. It is also the name of a book. The moors inspired Charlotte Bronte to write the haunting story of love trancending death for Heathcliffe and Cathy in the 1800’s.

A classical book, it is still much read today, and has been made into a variety of films. The latest one, in 1992 was a little off centre, there being no castle set on those particular moors in Yorkshire 🙂

Haworth was the last home of the three Bronte Sisters, daughters of Patrick Bronte the village vicar,  all were authors who wrote under male pseudonym’s as it was a scandal for women to have such thoughts in those days. It is now a huge tourist centre. On any day hundreds of visitors scoure the streets, looking for reflections and ghosts of those who once abided there.

I was lucky enough to spend some time on location with the crew filming one version of Wuthering Heights, and was amazed at the transformations that could be wrought with pieces of polystyrene, plastic and fake wood! I was also amazed at just how much food was always available, day and night. 🙂

Kate Bush also wrote her song of the same name about the book. A spooky melody, though the scenery in the clip is gain not true to life – more camera trickery and props manipulaton it seems.