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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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Guest Post: Mothering Rebeccaon May 27, 2014 From True Classics
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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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