Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again

In fact last night I saw Rebecca again for the 4th times. I always feel that Rebecca has something different than other Hitch film. Even director once said “ Rebecca is not really a Hitchcock film." Indeed, the a theory really goes to pieces with regard to any film where David O. Selznick was the producer, as the case with this picture. While there is some of the trademark Hitchcock suspense, the film owes much more to producer Selznick than to its director. In the end, it's probably just as well that Selznick had control of the film; it becomes clear that, while not really a Hitchcock picture,Yet his artistry still manages to come through (the cinematography, especially at Manderley, is full of shadows). The end result is certainly superior to what the director had wanted. Afine and chilling romance with a twisted of suspense that holds up nicely. Great performance by Joan Fontaine . Olivier was also good . (and very cute.. very gay)

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