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Herrmann and 'Heights'

  • Article by: GRAYDON ROYCE
  • Star Tribune
  • April 14, 2011 - 2:35 PM

 

BERNARD HERRMANN: EIGHT THEMES IN THE KEY OF SUSPENSE

At the Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls.

"Cape Fear": 7 & 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4:30 & 7 p.m. Sun.

"Sisters":

7 & 8:50 p.m. April 22-23,

5:10 & 7 p.m. April 24.

"Taxi Driver": 7 & 9:20 p.m. April 29-30, 4:40 & 7 p.m. May 1.

At the Riverview, 3800 42nd Av. S., Mpls.

"Vertigo": 7 p.m. Mon.

'WUTHERING HEIGHTS'

The Emily Brontë story has cut a wide swath in the public consciousness.

ON FILM

1920 Silent film.

1939 A blockbuster with Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff, Merle Oberon as Catherine and David Niven. Nominated for eight Oscars, including best picture.

1954 Luis Buñuel makes a Spanish-language version, titled "Abismos de Pasion."

1970 With Timothy Dalton and Anna Calder-Marshall.

1992 Juliette Binoche plays both Catherine and her daughter, with Ralph Fiennes co-starring.

2003 MTV version, with Erika Christensen and Mike Vogel as rock star "Heath."

2011 A British version is slated for September with James Howson and Kaya Scodelario.

... ON TELEVISION

1967 BBC miniseries with Ian McShane and Angela Scoular.

1970 Monty Python sketch, "The Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights."

1999 British adaptation, also seen on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre."

... ON RADIO

2000 "The Ghost of Wuthering Heights," for National Public Radio and XM.

... OPERA

1951 Portland Opera premieres Herrmann's work.

1958 Santa Fe Opera stages version composed and written by Carlisle Floyd.

... BALLET

2001 Britain's Northern Ballet, with score by Claude-Michel Schönberg.

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