Wuthering Heights (2003 film)

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Wuthering Heights
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Directed by Suri Krishnamma
Produced by Donald L. West
Written by Max Enscoe
Annie deYoung
Starring Erika Christensen
Mike Vogel
Christopher Masterson
Music by Stephen Trask
Cinematography Claudio Chea
Editing by Jeff Wishengrad
Language English
Original channel MTV
Release date
  • September 14, 2003 (2003-09-14)
Running time 90 minutes

Wuthering Heights is a modern-day adaptation of the classic novel that aired on MTV in 2003 and was later released on DVD. It stars Erika Christensen, Mike Vogel, Christopher Masterson, Katherine Heigl, John Doe, and Aimee Osbourne.[1] The screenplay was by Max Enscoe and Annie deYoung, from an original screenplay by Jim Steinman and Patricia Knop. Although set in California, the filming location was Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

The executive producer was Jim Steinman. It features his song "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be", which originally appeared on Original Sin, the concept album he wrote and produced for Pandora's Box. Wuthering Heights is one of Steinman's favourite books, and it was the inspiration for his song "It's All Coming Back to Me Now."[2]

Soundtrack album[edit]

The original soundtrack album (produced by Steinman, except where indicated below) was co-released by Ravenous Records and the MTV Original Movies label in November 2003. The track list is:

  • "Prelude: The Future Ain't What It Used To Be" (Jim Steinman)
Vocals by Erika Christensen (a capella)
  • "More" (Andrew Eldritch/Steinman)
Vocals by Erika Christensen and Mike Vogel
Co-produced by Steven Rinkoff and Jeff Bova
Arranged by Steinman and Bova
Vocals by Erika Christensen and Mike Vogel
Vocal tracks produced by Steinman and Rinkoff
Instrumental track produced and arranged by Bova
  • "If It Ain't Broke (Break It)" (Steinman)
Vocals by Mike Vogel
Co-produced by Rinkoff, Bova and Pat Thrall
Arranged by Steinman and Bova
Guitars: Thrall
Drums: Sammy Merendino
  • "Shine" (Huntwork)
Vocals by Mike Vogel
Produced by Steinman and Rinkoff
Guitars: Huntwork
  • "The Future Ain't What It Used To Be" (Steinman)
Vocals by Erika Christensen
Co-produced by Rinkoff
Piano: Roy Bittan

"If It Ain't Broke (Break It)" and "The Future Ain't What It Used To Be" were both recorded by Meat Loaf for his 2006 Bat out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose album. The latter had previously appeared on the Steinman-produced 1989 concept album Original Sin, by Pandora's Box. "More" was originally written and recorded for The Sisters of Mercy's 1990 album Vision Thing.

Personnel[edit]

Soundtrack Produced by Jim Steinman
Music Supervisor: Amy Rosen
Recorded and Mixed by: Steven Rinkoff
Production coordinator for Jim Steinman Productions: Don Ketteler
Recorded and mixed at The Hit Factory, Bovaland and Dome Logic (NYC)
Mastered at The Hit Factory by Tony Gillis

Production notes[edit]

This movie was filmed in Puerto Rico.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On Air: Wuthering Heights". MTV. Retrieved 2006-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Jim Steinman on "It's All Coming Back To Me Now"". JimSteinman.com. Retrieved 2006-09-04. 

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