Adapting with the Senses


Luis R. Antunes


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This video-essay examines the adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights (1847) by British film director Andrea Arnold (Wuthering Heights, 2011). Our main goal is to characterize the film style of this adaptation within the frame of a tendency in contemporary cinema in which the haptic and phenomenal appeal of human bodies and the landscape provide a new configuration of the materiality of the story world through the senses and experiential immersion of film spectators.

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