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)

AwardRecipientResult
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
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BlogHub Articles:

“Rebecca” casts a long shadow over Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 25, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

“Rebecca” casts a long shadow over Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine Rebecca (1940) is an American romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock—in his American directorial debut—and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. The screenplay was written by Robert E. ... Read full article


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

By Danny Miller on Nov 14, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

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 full article


book: Ghostwalk (2007) by Rebecca Stott

By John Grant on Aug 7, 2019 From Noirish

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 wasn... Read full article


Rebecca Got a Bad Rep

By Judy on Jun 29, 2019 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

**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 fr... Read full article


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

By Carol Martinheira on Jul 10, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

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 like the possibil... Read full article


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Quotes from

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


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


Mrs. Edythe Van Hopper: [after hearing about Rebecca's engagement with Maxim] Tennis lessons my foot!


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Facts about

Alfred Hitchcock: walking past a phone booth just after Jack Favell (George Sanders) makes a call in the final part of the movie. There are photos showing Hitchcock standing beside the phone booth looking at Mr Sanders. Actually the scene isn't played that way and you have to be quick spotting Hitchcock, quickly passing by in the background while Sanders is discussing a parking matter with a police man. Sanders having only been seen in close up while talking on the phone.
The first film Alfred Hitchcock made in Hollywood and the only one that won a Best Picture Oscar.
Rebecca's handwriting was done by Helen Amigo.
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