Rebecca (2020)

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Title: Rebecca

Genre: Romance, Drama, Mystery

Director: Ben Wheatley

Cast: Armie Hammer, Lily James

Plot: The story follows a newly married young woman who, upon arriving at her husband’s imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his deceased first wife, the mysterious Rebecca, whose legacy continues to haunt the house.
 

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Netflix and Working Title confirm that British director Ben Wheatley has signed on to direct “Kingsman” screenwriter Jane Goldman’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic romantic thriller.

Lily James (Working Title’s “Baby Driver” and “Darkest Hour”) stars as a young married woman (played by Joan Fontaine in Hitchcock’s 1940 classic) who arrives at Manderley, the bleak English coast estate of her new husband Maxim DeWinter (“On the Basis of Sex” star Armie Hammer takes on the Laurence Olivier role). There she battles the shadow of his dead first wife Rebecca, as well as her imposing housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.
 

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Ben Wheatley is an interesting director. I love Rebecca but it's not one of Hitchcock's signature films, and the Production Code interfered with the original story. Now a remake of, say, Vertigo might cause me some worry.
 

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Ben Wheatley is an interesting director. I love Rebecca but it's not one of Hitchcock's signature films, and the Production Code interfered with the original story. Now a remake of, say, Vertigo might cause me some worry.
I beg to differ as it's the only movie in which he won an Oscar. I'm not saying it's Psycho or even Vertigo, but it's among his top ten movies.
 
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I beg to differ as it's the only movie in which he won an Oscar. I'm not saying it's Psycho or even Vertigo, but it's among his top ten movies.
Mr. Hitchcock was nominated for best director but didn't win. Being the producer, Selznick won for best movie. George Barnes also won for his cinematography.
 

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Mr. Hitchcock was nominated for best director but didn't win. Being the producer, Selznick won for best movie. George Barnes also won for his cinematography.
I thought he was a co-producer, but should have known better because of egomaniac Selznick.
 

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Hey, I'll give it a shot. Why not? It looks good. The world is big enough for two adaptations.
 

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Not bad but flat, bland and unnecessary as it brought nothing new or interesting to the adaptation of the novel.
 
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