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 Actor||Laurence Olivier||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Joan Fontaine||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Judith Anderson||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Lyle Wheeler||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||George Barnes||Won|
|Best Director||Alfred Hitchcock||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Hal C. Kern||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Franz Waxman||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Selznick International Pictures||Won|
|Best Writing||Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison||Nominated|
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Mrs. Danvers is hardly ever seen walking; she seems to glide. Alfred Hitchcock wanted her to be seen solely from Joan Fontaine's character's anxious point of view, and this effect tied in with her fear about Mrs. Danvers appearing anytime unexpectedly.
The original script named the heroine "Daphne" after the writer Daphne Du Maurier. David O. Selznick objected and the name was not used.
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