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Classic Conversations: Two Award-Winning Costume Designers Re-Imagine ‘Rebecca’ and ‘West Side Story’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on Nov 14, 2019

As classic movie lovers, we can be a very sensitive group when it comes to messing with our favorites. Even movies that seem to get a new version for each successive generation get severely criticized by those of us who are devotees of the originals. While Lady Gaga received a lot of acclaim read more

book: Ghostwalk (2007) by Rebecca Stott

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Aug 7, 2019

A modern-day mystery rooted in the history of science — specifically in Isaac Newton’s Cambridge career, with the emphasis on his alchemical researches? Oh, yes. As you can imagine, this book had sold itself to me before I was halfway through the blurb’s first paragraph. And I was read more

Rebecca Got a Bad Rep

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jun 29, 2019

**Spoilers abound** Of all the femme fatales on film and in print, Rebecca may top them all. The woman isn’t even alive at the start of the book or the Hitchcock film that resulted from it, yet the narrator of the story is so haunted by her husband’s previous wife (and Du Maurier is so skilled at read more

DOUBLE BILL #16: Rebecca (1940) and The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 10, 2018

DOUBLE BILL #16: Rebecca (1940) and The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947) On July 10, 2018July 10, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized I like ghost stories. I like how they can be anything, how they can fit into an array of genres without ever losing themselves. I read more

book: Three Weeks Dead (2016) by Rebecca Bradley

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Apr 30, 2018

The second of two British crime novellas that I’ve read in a row rounds out April. The book that I started last night after I’d finished this one is just under 600 pages long, so I doubt I’ll have it finished by the beginning of May . . . ===== Software genius Jason Wells recently read more

Blu-ray Review: Rebecca – The Criterion Collection

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 30, 2017

  Spine #135 Distributor: Criterion Collection (USA) Release Date: September 05, 2017 Region: Region A Length: 02:10:40 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: English Mono Linear PCM Audio (48 kHz, 1152 kbps, 24-bit) Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.33:1 Bitrate: 35.69 Mbps Notes: This title is read more

Fridays With Mary Pickford: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Apr 14, 2016

Hollywood loves the simplicity of recycling. What works for one star will surely work for another, and so it was when the studio discovered another pint-sized sprite with sausage curls: Shirley Temple. Temple was groomed and marketed as the next Mary Pickford so it stands to reason many of Temple read more

TCM Classic Film Festival Day 2: The Dawn of Technicolor, STEAMBOAT BILL JR., REBECCA, BOOM!

Backlots Posted by Lara on Mar 30, 2015

Dear readers, I’m usually so good about posting right after festival events, but after several late nights, I needed some sleep. The festival is now over, and I’m getting back into the swing of things. I apologize for the delay! Day 2 was a jam-packed one at the TCM Classic Film Festiv read more

Guest Post: Mothering Rebecca

True Classics Posted by on May 27, 2014

To finish up the month of May, the Month of Mothers (hey, we changed a lot of diapers; we deserve more than just one day of recognition!), we’re delighted to feature a guest post analyzing the role of Mrs. Danvers in the 1940 film version of Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Over the year read more

“Rebecca” to launch “Hitchcock in the 40s” film series May 13, 2014

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on May 5, 2014

“Rebecca” to launch “Hitchcock in the 40s” film series May 13, 2014 When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:30 p.m. Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street Hitchcock comes to America By the late 1930s, Alfred Hitchcock had established himself as a major read more

“Rebecca” to launch “Hitchcock in the 40s” film series May 12, 2014

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on May 5, 2014

“Rebecca” to launch “Hitchcock in the 40s” film series May 12, 2014 When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:30 p.m.Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street Hitchcock comes to America By the late 1930s, Alfred Hitchcock had established himself as a major read more

Rebecca(1940).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 26, 2013

Rebecca (1940). Psychological/dramatic/thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson. The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Picture, out of a total 11 nominations. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson were all Oscar nominated for their roles read more

Classic Films in Focus: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 3, 2013

For family friendly classic movies, it's hard to beat Shirley Temple's pictures. Admittedly, they follow a certain formula, but they're short, sweet, and often spiced with interesting supporting players. Directed by Allan Dwan, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is an excellent example of the usual Temple s read more

Classic Films in Focus: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 3, 2013

For family friendly classic movies, it's hard to beat Shirley Temple's pictures. Admittedly, they follow a certain formula, but they're short, sweet, and often spiced with interesting supporting players. Directed by Allan Dwan, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is an excellent example of the usual Temple s read more

Classic Films in Focus: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 3, 2013

For family friendly classic movies, it's hard to beat Shirley Temple's pictures. Admittedly, they follow a certain formula, but they're short, sweet, and often spiced with interesting supporting players. Directed by Allan Dwan, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is an excellent example of the usual Temple s read more

Watch: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917) (3)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Apr 8, 2013

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, starring Mary Pickford, was released on September 22, 1917.  Directed by Marshall Neilan, the script was based on the novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin. This version is notable for having been adapted by female screenwriter Frances Marion. The film was made by the “Mary read more

Watch: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917) (1)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Pretty Clever Film Gal on Sep 22, 2012

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, starring Mary Pickford, was released on September 22, 1917.  Directed by Marshall Neilan, the script was based on the novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin. This version is notable for having been adapted by female screenwriter Frances Marion. The film was made by the “Mary read more

Watch: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917) (2)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Pretty Clever Film Gal on Sep 22, 2012

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, starring Mary Pickford, was released on September 22, 1917.  Directed by Marshall Neilan, the script was based on the novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin. This version is notable for having been adapted by female screenwriter Frances Marion. The film was made by the “Mary read more

Tropes of Women in Film: Joan Fontaine in Rebecca

Spoilers Posted by Duke Mantee on Jul 17, 2012

Rebecca wasa Alfred Hitchcock’s only film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was his first American film, and for the role of the unnamed, terrorized narrator, he chose 21-year-old Joan Fontaine. Fontaine was the younger sister of star Olivia de Havilland, but Fontaine had not yet estab read more

You thought I loved Rebecca? … I hated her!

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Jul 10, 2011

For years, I was quite certain that when it came time to cast the role of the tortured, mysterious Maxim de Winter for the 1940 film version of Rebecca, the first—and only—name on everyone’s lips in Hollywood had to have been Laurence Olivier. How could it NOT be? The dashing, dark read more
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