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"Rebecca"remake

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"Rebecca"remake

Post by annis » Mon February 13th, 2012, 7:09 am

Dreamworks has a remake of Hitchcock classic Rebecca in the pipeline. Is this another unnecessary remake? Apparently they will be going back to Du Maurier's novel for inspiration rather than adapting Hitchcock's movie.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon February 13th, 2012, 9:34 am

Oh, gosh, not another one. Rebecca is one of my favourite books and I've watched all the various adaptations, but I don't think another one is necessary.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 13th, 2012, 10:34 am

Totally pointless - there have been some great versions but another one? Why can't they adapt one of her books that hasn't been filmed for ages? Talk about same old, same old!
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon February 13th, 2012, 10:52 pm

Talking of which, if you haven't seen the Mitchell and Webb spoof, see here (you do need to know "Rebecca" to 'get' this, though):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SlebFtgZPQ

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Post by fljustice » Mon February 13th, 2012, 10:58 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Talking of which, if you haven't seen the Mitchell and Webb spoof, see here (you do need to know "Rebecca" to 'get' this, though):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SlebFtgZPQ[/quote]

LOL--thanks for the link!
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Post by rebecca » Tue February 14th, 2012, 12:44 am

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Talking of which, if you haven't seen the Mitchell and Webb spoof, see here (you do need to know "Rebecca" to 'get' this, though):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SlebFtgZPQ[/quote]

LOL I had a good giggle over that and if they are making a new Rebecca, they wont have to look far to find Mrs Danvers ;) :p .....But I thought a new version had already been done with ummmmm...Emalia Fox(SP?)...But all told I don't think you can beat the original even though I thought Laurence Olivier was a very wooden Maxim(the real villain) DeWinter.

Bec :)

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Post by princess garnet » Tue February 14th, 2012, 1:09 am

[quote=""rebecca""]LOL I had a good giggle over that and if they are making a new Rebecca, they wont have to look far to find Mrs Danvers ;) :p .....But I thought a new version had already been done with ummmmm...Emalia Fox(SP?)...But all told I don't think you can beat the original even though I thought Laurence Olivier was a very wooden Maxim(the real villain) DeWinter.

Bec :) [/quote]
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Post by Misfit » Tue February 14th, 2012, 1:10 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Totally pointless - there have been some great versions but another one? Why can't they adapt one of her books that hasn't been filmed for ages? Talk about same old, same old![/quote]

I couldn't agree more, she's got several books that would suit well on film but no....

That video was a hoot ;)
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Post by Mello » Tue February 14th, 2012, 2:22 am

I'm in the opposite camp - there can never be too many adaptations of a classic. I'll watch them all, the good, bad and the ugly. I saw the two adaptations of Frenchmen's Creek in the past couple of weeks and would watch more if they had been made!

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Post by donroc » Tue February 14th, 2012, 2:25 am

I cannot watch reruns of the Olivier version without remembering the Carole Burnett-Harvey Korman sendup.
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