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Rebecca Overview:

Rebecca (1940) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Daphne du Maurier published in 1938.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorLaurence OlivierNominated
Best ActressJoan FontaineNominated
Best Supporting ActressJudith AndersonNominated
Best Art DirectionLyle WheelerNominated
Best CinematographyGeorge BarnesWon
Best DirectorAlfred HitchcockNominated
Best Film EditingHal C. KernNominated
Best Music - ScoringFranz WaxmanNominated
Best PictureSelznick International PicturesWon
Best WritingRobert E. Sherwood, Joan HarrisonNominated

BlogHub Articles:

Blu-ray Review: Rebecca – The Criterion Collection

By Devon Powell on Sep 30, 2017 From Hitchcock Master

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 also a... Read full article

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

on Apr 14, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

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 full article

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

By Lara on Mar 30, 2015 From Backlots

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 Festival... Read full article

Guest Post: Mothering Rebecca

on May 27, 2014 From True Classics

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 full article

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

By Stephen Reginald on May 5, 2014 From Classic Movie Man

“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 full article

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Quotes from

'Maxim' de Winter: I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool.

Jack Favell: I'd like to have your advice on how to live comfortably without hard work.

'Maxim' de Winter: You thought I loved Rebecca? You thought that? I hated her!

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Facts about

The first film Alfred Hitchcock made in Hollywood and the only one that won a Best Picture Oscar.
Because Laurence Olivier wanted his then-girlfriend Vivien Leigh to play the lead role, he treated Joan Fontaine horribly. This shook Fontaine up quite a bit, so Alfred Hitchcock decided to capitalize on this by telling her EVERYONE on the set hated her, thus making her shy and uneasy - just what he wanted from her performance.
Robert Donat was one of Alfred Hitchcock's choices for the character Maxim de Winter.
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