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Rebecca is an ageless, timeless adult movie about a woman who marries a widower but fears she lives in the shadow of her predecessor. This was Hitchcock's first American feature, and it garnered the Best Picture statue at the 1941 Academy Awards. In today's films, most twists and surprises are ridiculous or just gratuitous, so it's sobering to look back on this film where every revelation not only shocks, but makes organic sense with the story line. Laurence Olivier is dashing and weak, fierce and cowed. Joan Fontaine is strong yet submissive, defiant yet accommodating. There isn't a false moment or misstep, but the film must have killed the employment outlook of any women named Danvers for about 20 years. Brilliant stuff. --Keith Simanton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Another of Hitchcock's masterpieces. Fine Blu Ray quality.Published 8 months ago by christian martel
A perfect example of a compelling story that stays true to the novel on which it was based. Superb acting is brought out by Hitchcock's wonderful direction. Real entertainment!Published on Sept. 17 2012 by lovemycat
Looking forward to this digital remastering of a masterful adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's classic story. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2012 by Book Lover
I saw this movie by accident in 1980 when I was 14 years old, and the movie was already over 40 years old! Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2009 by Sheila With
Rebecca has to be one of my all-time favourites. The acting is wonderful and the movie does follow the book by Daphne Du Maurier very well. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2009 by Judith A. Smider
I don't know how much other people may enjoy it, but I saw it by myself as a child on tv, and I fell deeply in love with it. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2005 by D.N.
I have seen all of Hitchcock's American work. If you are familiar with his movies, you probably agree that, with the exception of "Family Plot", his films are delicious... Read morePublished on May 1 2004 by Charles Scott Bennett
A stunning transfer from Criterion. "Rebecca" remains one of the finest films of the 1940's, and features Joan Fontaine as the second mistress of Manderley, forever living in the... Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by Ohio Media Man
All you people who said this is good are crazy! This movie was even worse than the novel! (something i thought was impossible!) hell, the guy playing Maxim can't act! Read morePublished on March 4 2004