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New "Rebecca" adaptation

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New "Rebecca" adaptation

Post by princess garnet » Sun November 25th, 2018, 7:36 pm

A new adaptation of Rebecca is coming to Netflix. Lily James will be in the lead role as the 2nd Mrs. de Winter: https://blogs.weta.org/tellyvisions/201 ... adaptation
In addition to the 1940 version by Alfred Hitchcock, PBS "Masterpiece Theater" had an adaptation in 1998 starring Emilia Fox, Charles Dance, and Diana Rigg.

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Re: New "Rebecca" adaptation

Post by Margaret » Mon November 26th, 2018, 3:26 am

Cool! Daphne du Maurier wrote a lot of good books, but Rebecca is probably her most outstanding. It would be hard to top the Hitchcock film adaptation. I see they haven't picked (or at least, word is not out yet) an actress for Mrs. Danvers - probably the most crucial role.
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Re: New "Rebecca" adaptation

Post by Madeleine » Mon November 26th, 2018, 10:28 am

Do we really need another version of Rebecca though? It would be nice if they did some of her lesser known books for a change!
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Re: New "Rebecca" adaptation

Post by Margaret » Tue November 27th, 2018, 10:03 pm

Well, we probably don't need another Rebecca film - but the younger generation who don't know du Maurier's work might need one.

Hitchcock also made a film of Jamaica Inn in 1939 - and The Birds is from a du Maurier short story, which I did not know until I looked it up just now.

I also did not realize how many, many versions of Rebecca have been made (a lot of them for TV). There's a whole page on her at IMDb, which also mentions this interesting little tidbit:
Her most famous novel, "Rebecca", was set in a 70-room manor. The manor actually exists and is called Menabilly, on the Cornwall coast in the extreme southwest of England close to Fowey. Du Maurier had seen it as a child and was so struck by it that she told everyone she would one day move into the estate. In 1943, after she had become a world-famous and best-selling author, she and her husband actually leased Menabilly for 25 years and moved in.
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Re: New "Rebecca" adaptation

Post by SGM » Sat January 19th, 2019, 3:57 pm

There was also Don't Look Now (I think that is what it was called) with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie which was pretty well received over here.
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