Way the fuck back at the start of this blog (2 January 2010), I noted that Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights had been rebranded to appeal to the Twi-Hard set. This was the beginning of a long and harrowing trend. Countless old books and new TV shows were given the Twi-Like sheen. Hell, for a while there was even talk of The Amazing Spider-Man reboot (which, in another connection, featured friend of the blog Kira's voiceover work) involving a tortured, brooding romance. That turned out not to be true--the romance in Spider-Man is super fun, and if you haven't seen Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone flirt in that movie, you haven't seen Shakespeare the way it was meant to be mumbled--and we now seem to be witnessing the moment where the wave finally breaks and rolls back. Books and TV shows are being branded as Hunger Games-y, sure, and even One Direction-y, probably, but not so much with the Twilight. Robsten is dead, and lo, the reign of Twilight is drawing to a close.
So what will Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights adaptation represent? A reclaiming of Bronte's text, or a final knot to close the loop? This looks stylized and brooding as fuck. In other words, it looks like Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight. (By the way, in a perfect world, time will erode away all public knowledge of the Twilight books and the sequel films, leaving only Hardwicke's movie, which I come closer every day to believing is Actually Brilliant.) I don't know what it will be, but I really want to see it. Also: WHAT UP EFFY?
In other Biterion Collection news, it is looking less and less likely that Cosmopolis will be playing anywhere near me. Did anybody get a chance to see it? The Apparition is currently in theaters, Butter will be On Demand soon, and A Warrior's Heart is now streaming on Netflix Instant but as you well know, we are all currently boycotting Ashley Greene. I've got a finger hovering over the "unfollow" button for the day she endorses Mitt Romney, you guys. So I haven't seen any of those, and probably won't. But On The Road is slated for a December 21st release (insert double-handjob joke here!) and I am FOR SURE going to track that one down. TEAM KSTEW (AND TEAM EFFY I GUESS) FOR LYFE!