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'Rebecca' 1940: Alfred Hitchcock Oscar Winner Returns to Brazilian Screens

'Rebecca' 1940: Joan Fontaine as the 'successor' and Judith Anderson as the creepy lesbian housekeeper, madly in love with her deceased mistress. 'Rebecca' 1940: Alfred Hitchcock Best Picture Oscar winner back on Brazilian screens Based on Daphne Du Maurier's 1938 novel, Alfred Hitchcock's first Hollywood movie, Rebecca (1940), has briefly returned to Brazilian screens in summer 2016. Since yesterday, Aug. 11, restored 2K digital copies of the Best Picture Academy Award winner starring Oscar nominees Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine are being presented in 12 Brazilian cities. Handled by the newly formed Celeste, an alternative film distribution company based in the northeastern city of Fortaleza, the screenings are scheduled to last at least one week. Among the cities showing Rebecca […]


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Daphne Du Maurier 'Rebecca' Plagiarism Case

Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca, made into a 1940 Academy Award-winning movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, is getting the movie-remake treatment: see my previous post, Alfred Hitchcock/Rebecca Remake Announced. Many will surely be accusing Hollywood of having no imagination whatsoever, ignoring the fact that movie remakes have been around for as long as movies have been around. [Photo: Daphne Du Maurier.] Now, even less well-known in most circles is that Du Maurier's Rebecca bears an uncanny resemblance to another novel. No, not Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (made into a 1944 movie directed by Mary Poppins' Robert Stevenson, and starring Rebecca's Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles), or even, more distantly, to Rachel Field's All This, and Heaven Too, itself based on actual […]


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