122 – Rebecca (1940)

In this fine display of acting what emotion is the actress trying to convey?Answer at the end of the post.

In this fine display of acting,what emotion is the actress trying to convey?Answer at the end of the post.

Directed by Hitchcock but not strictly his film as it was a novel and was adapted and screen written by someone else.The first hour or so don’t feel like a Hitchcock at all,it all moves a bit slow and there’s not much tension building.The last 30 minutes is when it all comes together and then you can feel his directorial presence.The story is a little different from his usual but not by a long shot.In Rebecca there’s a strong love story not seen in his other stuff.The plot is a ‘paid companion’ (not a hooker)is hanging out in Monte Carlo and she runs into this guy.She goes on 3 dates with him over 3 days and at the end of it he proposes.I don’t think they even kissed before he proposed.Man it must have been easy to get a chick back then.Anyways he takes her back to his mansion where she finds out his wife drowned 1 year ago.One of the old helpers who is a blatant lesbian and was in love his old wife,Rebecca,hates the new wife.Not much else happens then for a long while,but then they find a sunken boat with another body inside,Rebecca’s, then there’s an inquest as to whether it was suicide or foul play.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    6.8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  THAT FACE IS MEANT TO BE ‘AWE’.LOOKS MORE LIKE SHE JUST CREAMED HERSELF.

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