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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Jack Favell: Yes.
Policeman: Will you be going soon ? This isn't a parking place, you know.
Jack Favell: Oh, isn't it ? People are entitled... to leave their cars outside if they want to. It's a pity some of you fellows haven't anything better to do!
Jack Favell: You know, old boy, I have a strong feeling... that before the day is out, somebody's going to make use of that... rather expressive, though somewhat old-fashioned term ''foul play.''
Mrs. de Winter: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.
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This was the first film Alfred Hitchcock made with David O. Selznick. Hitchcock worked with screenwriter Robert E. Sherwood and Hitchcock's assistant Joan Harrison in the scripting process. But he was dissatisfied almost from the beginning of the shoot with Selznick's controlling - some called it obsessive - manner of "producing".
Alfred Hitchcock and Cinematographer George Barnes used Deep Focus Photography in this film. And this is one of the few films to use Deep Focus Photography before Citizen Kane. Hitchcock had also used Deep Focus Photography in his film Downhill.
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