>Via The Cranky Professor, here’s an interpretation of Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights” that is so very wrong it’s *hilarious*. (If you don’t know the original, you might want to watch it first — it’s below.)
This is another video posted in part for the Pastry Pirate. Back in college, she and I and another one of our friends had a love-hate relationship with this song. It gave us all the creeps. The Pirate could send shivers down my spine just by chanting in a high-pitched voice, “It’s meeeee, Catheeeee, let me in” (especially effective if she was knocking on my dorm room door) or saying she was “soooo cooooold” in chilly weather. Brrrrrr. Creepy.
Now, I’ll admit, the Puppini Sisters here are borrowing all their silly gestures straight from Kate Bush, but in the context of Andrews Sisters style close harmony (and those hair nets!) it seems all so much more cheery and full of imitation American can-do spirit (especially on “let me grab your soul”), much less spectral and melodramatic. For your further viewing pleasure, here’s Kate’s video for the song, with its own quality of camp creepiness and melodrama (not unlike the novel itself, actually):
And now for something completely different, the semaphore version of Wuthering Heights, by Monty Python:
Hmm…There seems to be a similarity of gestures here.