Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Night 7 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway"

Welcome to night 7 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway". Tonight we have our next featured shop from our Valentine Giveaway. We also have the review of the next movie on our Valentine Love Story Movie List. Take a look at the list and find some fun movies to watch this Valentine season. You'll even get the chance for 10 extra entries. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Tonight's Featured Item - Vintage Sassy Ladies "Romantic" Silver Pendant.

Vintage Sassy Ladies "Romantic" Silver Pendant  $12

Purchase this, or any other featured item, from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 29th and get 10% off. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Shop Feature - Junkmill

Junkmill is run by Chandra from Rockford, Michigan. Her shop is filled with amazing digital artwork for all your crafting needs.

Chandra's shop offers a wide variety of themes from her new Valentine sheets to Little Red Riding Hood to lots of macabre and dark goodies. Sheets come in multiple sizes and can be resized to fit your needs.

If you're looking for custom work look no further. Chandra is great at making up pretty much anything you need. You'll see lots of her artwork in the designs at Laughing Vixen Lounge including our exclusive Zombie Pinups. You can get a sheet of your own Zombie girls at Junkmill.

You'll have a chance to win your choice of 5 digital collage sheets from Chandra's shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Take a minute to stop by Junkmill and find some fabulous artwork for your next project.

To get in the Valentine spirit each shop was asked what their favorite love story movie is. Chandra said "Secretary, starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It's a bit deviant, but ultimately a very sweet love story about two eccentrics and their version of the perfect romance. Incidentally, this is the very first film I saw with Mr. Rau, my partner-in-crime of 8 years. We had just started dating and went over to our friends' apartment for an indie movie night. We had all just met, and it was the first DVD in the stack. Talk about a tad bit uncomfortable! Everyone sort of fidgeted for a bit once the credits started rolling waiting for someone to make a comment. Turns out we all had the same thought: What a beautiful love story."

Now for tonight's movie. Make sure to leave a comment below. Anyone who leaves a comment, with their opinion of the movie, for each of the 14 movies will get an extra 10 entries in our Valentine's Day Giveaway. After you finish commenting on all 14 movies you need only leave 1 comment on the main giveaway page that says "I made it through the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon with my heart intact!" That 1 comment will count for 10 entries.

Night 7 - Wuthering Heights

Tagline - I am Heathcliff! I love a woman who belongs
               to another man!... My love was fierce... my
               hate is burning! I will have vengeance!

Music selections from the movie on the jukebox...
Sorry, no music from this one.

Directed by William Wyler (The Best Years Of Our Lives, Roman Holiday and Ben Hur) and release by April 7, 1939 by United Artists. This is the story of Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) and Cathy ( Merle Oberon) who fall in love as children but are torn apart by the difference in their social class as adults. In an attempt to be worthy of Cathy's love, Heathcliff leaves to make a name for himself and return to her a wealthy man. But he returns too late. Cathy has moved on thinking he has left her. Can the two find their way back to each other or will they instead live in torment and sadness?

This is classic old school story telling. Everyone worries about their social class and being with the proper person. It's dark, moody and even has a ghost haunting the moors. It's a love story that is tortured and sad but who doesn't love a good tragic romance. If you have never seen it give it a try.

Take a look at the original trailer...

A little trivia about the movie...
1. Vivien Leigh wanted to play the lead role, alongside her then lover and future husband Laurence Olivier, but studio executives decided the role should go to Merle Oberon. They later offered Leigh the part of Isabelle Linton, but she declined and Geraldine Fitzgerald was cast.
2. The film only depicts sixteen of the novel's thirty-four chapters and is set in 19th century instead of 1771-1801.
3. Samuel Goldwyn later claimed that this was his favorite production.
4. Laurence Olivier found himself becoming increasingly annoyed with William Wyler's exhausting style of film-making. After yet another take, he is said to have exclaimed, "For God's sake, I did it sitting down. I did it with a smile. I did it with a smirk. I did it scratching my ear. I did it with my back to the camera. How do you want me to do it?" Wyler's retort was, "I want it better."
5. Los Angeles - April 5, 1939: Samuel Goldwyn has withdrawn "Wuthering Heights" from the entire province of Quebec. Quebec censors demanded deletions because certain sequences dealt with divorce and infidelity, situations long frowned upon by the Quebeck board. Goldwyn refused to make the cuts. Whether the picture will play in other provinces is not known.
6. Real heather was imported from England and re-planted in California to help simulate the look of the moors.
7. Producer Samuel Goldwyn felt that script was too dark for a romance movie, so he asked several writers to do a rewrite on the script, including a young John Huston, who said that the script needed no rewrite, it was perfect as it was.
8. Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier apparently detested each other. Legend has it that when William Wyler yelled "Cut!" after a particularly romantic scene, Oberon shouted back to her director about her co-star "Tell him to stop spitting at me!"


  1. I *love* the trivia about each movie! Do you know if the heather took, or did it die out after the shoot?

  2. I have never read nor seen this classic love story.

  3. i am going to rent this one also, and I love the trivia you include with each one :)


  4. I hear about this Wuthering Heights movie for the first time. It looks great. I really enjoyed Secretary, Maggie Gyllenhaal is very good actress.

  5. Significally altered the original material but stil I watch it with much joy.
    Lawrence Olivier is superb.


  6. I haven't seen any of the "Wuthering Heights" movies, so thanks for the reminder. :)

  7. A great -although not so faithful to the original- film version...

    Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

  8. I feel like i'm missing out on this classic love story.