I also love this film, a great one!
Si é un bel film perché é recitato bene e la fotografia é bellissima, la luce é veramente bella. certo per quell'epoca doveva essere un capolavoro, ma resta un vecchio film e purtroppo i film vecchi sono previdenti e scontati. ci si immagina tutto, si sa tutto quello che sta per accadere prima di vedere ogni scena, e se si indovina tutto é un peccato.
Uno dei migliori film di Hitchcock che abbia visto.Curatissime le ambientazioni,dialoghi mai banali e personaggi caratterizzati alla grandissima:la doppiezza del marito è intuibile,così come è sempre tangibile lo sconforto della"nuova"moglie;la governante poi è davvero strepitosa,forse il top del film.Un thriller gotico e misterioso in cui Sir Alfred mette tutta la sua maestria...la R in fiamme nel finale è superba.
A lovely romance, an unveiling of dark secrets and a constant haunting presence from the past... Rebecca.
I know the whole Fontaine/Selznick/Hitchcock power-couple thing makes this film significant canonically, but honestly it suffers from a lot of the same issues as other early-Hollywood 'great novel' adaptations -- taking the essential events of the novels, and assembling them in a pretty shallow, impact-free way. I fuck with everyone involved, but this is on the lower tier of Hitchcock I think.
So unbashful with its romance, Hitchcock takes a quick departure from his British films. Or was this a Selznick influence? Hitchcock's visuals get a suave Hollywood treatment with its opulent sets and costumes. How ironic that the artifice and vanity of Rebecca is represented by the superficial beauty of Manderley.
saw this three times on film. i just love it. the first american hitchcock and yet so british. that first camera movement still haunts me. i love the humour on the monte carlo scenes. i love the vertigo. i love the fog. the firery logs killing mrs danvers. the house. the scared joan fontaine - hitch did that and now on every role i see her i still see the scared little girl she was - the moustaches, rebecca's room <3
My rate: 85% - A whirlwind. A lot of times I'm anesthetized by its omnipresent eerie tone and sustained mystery, and other times I just wanted to get it over with, but the last 30 minutes really made it together for me! The casts stood out aswell.
favorite line: mrs. danvers (holding a negligee belonging to rebecca) did you ever see anything so delicate? look, you can see my hand through it! finally saw this classic from hitch. marvelous atmosphere, cast and dialogue. my favorite character: mrs. danvers. favorite colorful extra: mrs. van hopper.
This film may very well be Hitchcock's most visually stunning and atmospheric work. So much so that at times it evokes the silent era, with the help of Fontaine's not so subtle acting. The film takes time to start to move, yet what stays with the view is not plot but the images.
I love how much time Hitchcock gives to Fontaine's character to develop. As she roams the halls and speaks to the servants of Manderley, every action brings the ghost of Rebecca to life without ever using any sort of special effects to show a typical spectral image of her. Judith Anderson never over acts, yet her seething contempt and jealously is just as haunting as the spirit that haunts the film. A lovely film.