The Film Salon at Trinity-First will continue its survey of important films from one of Hollywood’s greatest years: 1939. Join us for William Wyler’s extraordinary melodrama Wuthering Heights. It’s cold and wet on the moors that lie beyond the Wuthering Heights estate and an aged Laurence Olivier lives out his days haunted by the memories of a long-lost love. The object of his affection: Merle Oberon. Told mostly in flashback, the film is a partial adaptation of Emily Bronte’s popular 19th century novel, and charts the attraction, loss and lingering guilt of two star-crossed lovers. Notable on all production fronts – William Wyler directing, Samuel Goldwyn producing, Gregg Toland’s deep-focus black and white photography, Alfred Newman’s score and a script by Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht and John Huston – the film is a prime example of why 1939 was such a legendary year in the history of the Hollywood studio system.
We’ll continue our review of some of the great films of 1939 with the upcoming screening of William Dieterle’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame on August 2.
The Film Salon meets at Trinity-First United Methodist Church located at 801 N. Mesa (in the Resler Hall Chapel, enter off of Montana Street). All screenings are free and more information on the Film Salon can be found at www.filmsalon.org.
Trinity-First United Methodist Church, Resler Hall Chapel