Det Jim McLeod

And Your Favorite William Wyler Film Is

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9 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

I saw the 1992 TV version with Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche. It wasn't long after I saw the '39 version, and much like that one, I recall liking it but not much else.

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EDIT: I see I was mistaken about this being a TV movie. It was theatrical, but I saw it on video.

Juliette Binoche looks beautiful, but I'm having difficulty with the notion of Heathcliff having a hairdo like the 1960s Tiny Tim..

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These 

 1959 Ben-Hur
 1958 The Big Country
 1951 Detective Story
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
 1940 The Letter
 1940 The Westerner
 1937 Dead End
 1936 Come and Get It
 1936 Dodsworth
 1929 Hell's Heroes

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I was listening to NPR by chance sunday morning and they were in-depth interviewing a Jamaican novelist named MARLON JAMES- I have never read anything by him- but he was an utterly charming man and he got on a tangent discussing British Literature and I 100% agreed with everything he said and even thought "wow, I bet he liked WUTHERING HEIGHTS" and then he mentioned that he hated WUTHERING HEIGHTS and I was stunned.

It's a book that it's somewhat hard for me to imagine someone not liking, but especially this guy.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS is a template for understanding just how CRAZY White People get when they are out in the middle of nowhere and do not have enough going on in their lives. Frankly, I have ALWAYS felt you could do a slight update (maybe set in the Depression Era) of WUTHERING HEIGHTS set in the AMERICAN SOUTH and call it GIT OFF MY PROPERTY.

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Well, revenge scenarios work in any locale...

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3 hours ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

...Frankly, I have ALWAYS felt you could do a slight update (maybe set in the Depression Era) of WUTHERING HEIGHTS set in the AMERICAN SOUTH and call it GIT OFF MY PROPERTY.

Wait a sec here, Lorna.

Didn't William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams (just to name a few) make a pretty good living by doin' just this kind'a thing?!

(...and out in California, Steinbeck and Saroyan?)

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So many to choose!  He's the best.

1. Best Years of Our Lives

2. Dodsworth

3. Mrs. Miniver

4. Friendly Persuasion

5. The Letter

6. Detective Story

7. Ben-Hur (1959)

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On 1/19/2019 at 7:46 AM, Det Jim McLeod said:

And Your Favorite William Wyler Film Is

The Liberation of L.B. Jones

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