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



Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine today: One of the best actresses of the studio era has her 'Summer Under the Stars' day Joan Fontaine, one of the few surviving movie stars of the 1930s, is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Tuesday, August 6, 2013. I'm posting this a little late in the game: TCM has already shown six Joan Fontaine movies, including the first-rate medieval adventure Ivanhoe and the curious marital drama The Bigamist, directed by and co-starring Ida Lupino, and written by Collier Young – husband of both Fontaine and Lupino (at different times). Anyhow, TCM has quite a few more Joan Fontaine movies in store. (Image: Joan Fontaine publicity shot ca. 1950.) (See TCM's Joan Fontaine movies […]


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Joan Fontaine



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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Daphne Du Maurier 'Rebecca' Plagiarism Case



Alfred Hitchcock 'Rebecca' Remake

Hollywood has been running out of ideas since the time filmmakers started making movies in Hollywood. Even the first “official” feature film made in Hollywood proper, Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel's 1914 Western The Squaw Man, wasn't an original story. DeMille and Apfel's Western was based on Edwin Milton Royle's play. And prior to that, there had been movie shorts with titles such as The Squaw and the Man (1910), Cow-boy and the Squaw (1910), and The Squaw Man's Sweetheart (1912). So, no one should be too surprised that remakes, adaptations, and reboots have been Hollywood staples for decades. And here's another remake in the works: DreamWorks and Working Title Films are to revisit (or reboot, as the case […]


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Alfred Hitchcock 'Rebecca' Remake





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