Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again...

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca (1940) is one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock films. It's a gothic love story where the narrator's name is never revealed. Dark, mysterious, full of suspense...

'A shy ladies companion is staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer when she meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. Max is still troubled by the death of his wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before. She and Max fall in love, get married and return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. The second Mrs. de Winter meets the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderley.'


Someone posted the entire film on Youtube, which is always great when the film is hard to find, and I think this one is. Well, at least it was hard for me when I recently tried to buy it for a friend.


Film frames courtesy of 1000 Frames of Hitchcock.



11 comments:

michiko3882 said...

Never seen this, but the first 10mins. of it completely drew me into the story, I have to watch the whole film, thanks Gabbi.

Gabbi said...

It's a definite recommendation dear Michiko, and thank you for the comment... :)

G said...

Many thanks for the link to La canción... I'll return it. This is a picture from the old TV to me. Greets to Felix

Gabriela said...

Thank you G! La Canción is great, so happy for the link...Felix sends his regards :)

the asherette said...

yes, great film. i wonder gabbi, are you a fan of Marnie as well?

Gabriela said...

I always think of Marnie as his darkest...next to Psycho of course, but I'm a fan. Is that one of your favorites dear Asherette?

G said...

Hi, very good movies. My favorites are North by Northwest and The Lady Vanishes (I wanted to find some good photos of this one, ahora las encontré, gracias Gabriela)

Gabriela said...

'the lady vanishes' me asustaba bien mucho cuando estaba nina...no se porque? :) gracias por compartir tus favoritas g!

billie said...

i remember watching this movie as a teenager... it totally creeped me out and at the same time i was so impressed by how much visual the movie is. one of my favorites for sure!

Gabbi said...

It does have some great frames doesn't it? I think Hitchcock was a photographer before he became a director...thank you for your comment Billie. It's always great to hear from you!

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