Rebecca

(Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)

with Darcy, Theo Meneau, and Jess de Martine, Barn Screening Room, 11/1/14

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More dated than I had remembered, but still a pretty delicious melodrama.  The film is neatly divided into three segments – a glamorous love story (set in Monte Carlo, no less!), an ominous thriller, and a courtroom drama.  This makes for a somewhat schizoid viewing experience, but there’s plenty of pleasure to be had along the way, especially from Laurence Olivier’s sneering, brooding, magnetic portrayal of the tragic Max de Winter.

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