Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
I have to write this review pretty quickly because Real Housewives of Orange County is on soon. Before you judge, it is really refreshing to watch people whose lives are complete messes for an hour. It makes you feel like your life is not to bad.
So this is the third Alfred Hitchcock on the list and I just feel like they keep getting better and better. This film is a very similar style to Wuthering Heights. Joan Fontaine marries Laurence Olivier and she is haunted by his late wife, Rebecca. I will start with what I didn't like. Joan Fontaine is a really good actress but her character is super annoying. First of all, she complains about not being attractive all the time. Really, Joan? Some of us have real problems.
Anyway, she also seems terribly frightened of her husband at all times which got on my nerves. Grow a pair, Joan. I also think that the movie might have benefited from being a bit shorter. On the other hand, the story is really fascinating and the actress who plays Mrs. Danvers (???) is perfect in her role. Laurence Olivier has also gotten to be really talented. Highly recommended.
Vivien Leigh wanted to play Mrs. de Winter so she could be with her boyfriend, Laurence Olivier. Rejected AGAIN!
Alfred Hitchcock told Joan Fontaine that everyone on the set hated her so she would be more nervous for the role. That is harsh, Hitch.
Judith Anderson, who played Mrs. Danvers, was instructed to rarely blink and try to glide instead of walk.
HITCHCOCK RADAR: Walking near the phone booth toward the end of the movie.
This is the first movie on the list that sort of freaked me out for real.