Reviewed byBruceVote: 10/10/10
In a line-up of great motion pictures, "Rebecca" stands as one of thegiants. It is arguably Hitchcock's greatest film effort, replete withjolting, slap-in-the-face plot twists and gothic sets. Dark and moody, thefilm boasts Sir Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine in slam-dunk, dead onperformances, George Sanders as the deliciously despicable Jack Favell,andJudith Anderson nearly stealing the show as the eerie, obsessedhousekeeper,Mrs. Danvers. A perfect "10".
Reviewed byElswetVote: 10/10/10
his movie is a 10 from the very beginning. The casting is brilliant,the story is hauntingly beautiful, the performances are the best ofwhat Hollywood once was, and the sets are of quality design andarchitecture. The direction is awesome, but it's Hitchcock, and Iexpect nothing less from his productions.
Rebecca is a glamorous, beautiful socialite who has won the hearts ofall who knew her. Well, almost all. But a year after her untimelydeath, her grieving husband near his wit's end, has grown seeminglysuicidal and aloof.
He engages his grief while on a trip to Monte Carlo, and meets thebeautiful personal secretary and maid of a long-time friend, Mrs.Edythe Van Hopper. She is young, naive, and completely unprepared forthe life which is awaiting her; all qualities which George FortescuMaximillian 'Maxim' de Winter finds endearing.
I won't detail the events in this movie, as the story itself is quitehaunting, with surprises around every turn.
This is a definite "must have" in any suspense / horror / Hitchcock /classics movie collection, and a mandatory must see for all fans of allmovies.
It rates a 10/10 for its absolute perfection, from...
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Reviewed bydave fitz (firstname.lastname@example.org)Vote: 10/10/10
In his long career, Alfred Hitchcock directed many great films. Rebeccaranks as one of the greatest. It was the only Hitchcock movie to win a BestPicture Oscar and it was his first Hollywood film after leaving England.This was also the first film in which he adapted someone else's work, thefamous novel by de Maurier.
This film features all the twists and strange characters you would expectfrom Hitchcock along with the trademark unexpected ending. Sir LaurenceOlivier is great, as usual, as Maximillian de Winter. The stunning JoanFontaine is wonderful as "the Second Mrs. de Winter". Rebecca is anentertaining thriller by one of the masters of film.
A shy ladies' companion, staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer, meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. She and Max fall in love, marry and return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. Max is still troubled by the death of his first wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before. The second Mrs. de Winter clashes with the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderley.