🎦 Rebecca full movie HD download (Alfred Hitchcock) - Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance. 🎬
Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
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Alfred Hitchcock
Laurence Olivier as 'Maxim' de Winter
Joan Fontaine as The Second Mrs. de Winter
George Sanders as Jack Favell
Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers
Nigel Bruce as Major Giles Lacy
Reginald Denny as Frank Crawley
C. Aubrey Smith as Colonel Julyan
Gladys Cooper as Beatrice Lacy
Florence Bates as Mrs. Edythe Van Hopper
Melville Cooper as Coroner
Leo G. Carroll as Dr. Baker
Lumsden Hare as Tabbs
Forrester Harvey as Chalcroft
Philip Winter as Robert
Storyline: 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.
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Simply the Best
I have no qualms with holding my hands up and saying that 'I am a Laurence Olivier nut'. I would quite happily shout it from the rooftops for everyone to hear. Despite my stellar age of 24 I'm proud that I own all the films of his that I can own at present and I have at least watched the ones I haven't.

Larry was the reason I chose to watch 'Rebecca' in the first place and yet once I was finished, it became apparent to me that I could have loved the film regardless of who played Max.

Never has a film captured me so intently that watching it never seizes to be a pleasure. Just hearing that first, beautiful line. The simple and yet effective way that Joan Fontaine opens what goes on to be two hours of stunning film, is nothing but superb...I could watch it all day.

For somebody who's not a huge fan of black and white films, I'd probably always recommend this as a good place to start. The storyline is one that everyone can follow and make sense of. The love story is beautiful in the way it unfolds and the characters are intriguing.

Whilst Larry does make a stunning Maxim - brash, haughty, elegant, and yet caring underneath; it's really Joan Fontaine's character of Mrs Du Winter, who is truly deserving of the praise. Utterly and truly believable as a timid, awkward and shy young woman in love, she breaks out at the end to show the strength all woman have lurking underneath, (props must be given to Mr Hitchcock for playing on Ms Fontaines insecurities through filming as well)

'Rebecca' is a film that will forever be relevant in time, and I know that I will cherish this movie for the rest of my life.
He's mean. She's brittle. This is a love story?
I'm forced to say I just didn't "get" or enjoy Rebecca at all. I'm sorry.

Our male hero alternates between making his love interest cry and heckling her for trying to please him. He proposes by mentioning it in a flippant and sort of insulting manner from the next room. Our female hero tries so hard to please everyone that she's constantly excusing herself and breaking down.

Sure, people like this exist in the real world. But this is not a Leaving Las Vegas story of crippled people... it's portrayed as a true love story. I find it sickening. These days, we look up to strong women, and we certainly don't want people (of any gender) constantly saying thing that are mean.

To add on top of this, I didn't feel any chemistry between the characters... declaring their love felt quite sudden, I didn't feel any real chemistry about the hero's angst about his dead wife... the whole film just seemed contrived. The scenes where the heroine isn't quite ready for rich living become repetitive, like beating a dead horse. It would feel preachy if only there were some message to preach. Finally, I'm sorry to say it, but cinematography and things like color have been in films for a long time now.

This film left me even more confused than Chasing Amy and I couldn't get all the way through it. I can see from other people's reviews that a murder mystery eventually surfaces. But hey, I did get an hour into the film without a hint of tension so I guess that all happens later. I'm forced to give it a 3 out of 10.
Superb Hitchcock tale
Before getting to the meat of the movie, I do have to give praise to two of the supporting actors here. Of course, the standout is Judith Anderson(later to be Dame Judith Anderson). Without her, this film really wouldn't have worked anywhere near as well. She brought life to one of the most truly spooky characters you'll see in almost any movie. But also deserving of great praise is Florence Bates -- here the stuffy dowager who keeps making a fool of herself. It was Bates' first movie role, and although she is only in the opening scenes of the film, she is quite memorable.

If you buy the DVD with the "making of" extra, do watch it. It will give you an excellent overview of the struggles that went on between produced David O. Selznick and director Alfred Hitchcock. While this is not my favorite Hitchcock film, it's right up there with such films as "Suspicion", "Shadow Of A Doubt", and "Spellbound". I'll give it ONLY an A, not as A+ that I would give such films as "North By Northwest" and "Vertigo". However, I think it is so much a better film than "Wuthering Heights", which I happened to watch just a few days before viewing this film, again.

Laurence Olivier is excellent here. He plays the balance very well between the adoring husband of the new Mrs. de Winter who can't quite break free of the deceased first Mrs. de Winter (or can he?).

However, there is no question that this film belongs to Joan Fontaine. I was not much of a fan of Fontaine, but this film increased my esteem for her a great deal. It may be her best film...either that or "Suspicion". But what is delicious about her performance here is how this beautiful woman manages to make herself seem so very plain for much of this movie. Plain, and yet refreshingly attractive.

The other scene-stealer here is George Sanders...but then again, he always was a roguish scene-stealer! You'll also enjoy shorter performances by Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper, and Leo G. Carroll.

I think one of the best scenes in this, or any other film is the sequence when the evil servant helps Fontaine prepare for a costume ball in a costume she knows will remind Olivier of his first wife.

The film is a bit over 2 hours, but worth every minute of your time. I rarely give an "8" for a film, but I will for this excellent Hitchcock effort. Savor it and put it on your DVD shelf!
Superb slow-burning psychological drama - classic Hitchcock
A young woman is in Monte Carlo, working as a ladies' companion, when she meets the recently-widowered, and very wealthy, Maxim De Winter. They fall in love and get married soon thereafter. The De Winters take up residence in Maxim's family estate, Manderley. Mrs De Winter finds it hard to fit in. The presence of Maxim's deceased wife, Rebecca, seems to permeate through the house and Mrs De Winter can't shake the feeling that she is constantly being compared to her and that she is an interloper. Mrs. Danvers, Rebecca's personal maid, also takes care to make things as uncomfortable as possible for the new Mrs De Winter. Mrs De Winter has the constant fear that memories of Rebecca will drive her and Maxim apart. Over time, she grows to know more and more about Rebecca...

Brilliant psychological drama, based on a Daphne Du Maurier novel and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Carries all of the Hitchcock trademarks - the slow-burning intensity, the mystery, the psychological games, the twists and the powerful conclusion.

While the plot does develop slowly, especially in the early-to- middle section, this movie is by no means boring. More than engaging, it is a totally immersive experience. You see everything through Mrs De Winter's eyes, feeling her apprehension and fears and love for her husband.

At a point, the plot takes off and then we have intrigue upon intrigue, with some great revelations and twists along the way. Powerful, profound ending.

Excellent performances from Sir Laurence Olivier (though that's a given) and Joan Fontaine in the lead roles. Both received Oscar nominations, as did Judith Anderson for playing Mrs. Danvers. Hitchcock received his first (of five) Best Director Oscar nominations for this movie.

The movie itself won the 1941 Best Picture Oscar, beating out, amongst others, another masterpiece - The Grapes of Wrath.
Sucks you in totally...a high romance with astonishing sets and photography
Rebecca (1940)

Ah, to see another great movie from those few years when Hollywood peaked, when that combination of art, freshness, and sheer collaborative talent combined over and over. I'm talking from Gone with the Wind to Casablanca, 1939 to 1942. Throw in any number of truly staggering movies in the stretch--Citizen Kane for starters--and we have to almost expect Alfred Hitchcock to fit right in. With Rebecca he does. It's another perfect movie.

Daphne Du Maurier's book of the same title is a great read, something short of a literary classic but something better than a mere best-seller. I read it recently, and was completely transported into a land of subtle drama. That sounds like an oxymoron, but when you see this movie you'll notice how people act with restraint, with glances, with quiet actions, and yet achieve a grandiose, dramatic effect that tears your heart out. It's an archetypal story about a girl who seems to have a dream come true marrying a charming and very wealthy man.

But of course, there are skeletons in this man's closet, and Lawrence Olivier plays the inner struggle of Maxim close to the chest. More openly troubled by events, and so sympathetic your heart jumps out of your chest, is the girl, his wife, played by Joan Fontaine. Now here is a performance that is just incredible. She even changes her presence as her innocence slowly bleeds away from start to finish. If the two of them never quite have sparks fly, they're not supposed to.

But Hitchcock has done more than chosen a great, cinematic novel and two amazing actors (as well as a flawless supporting cast). With the most romantic, lush sets, delirious lights, and rich, layered photography, all fluidly combined to create scenes so beautiful you can almost taste it, the director has shown, again, that he understands the intuitive power of the cinema. It isn't the outward brilliance of any one scene or shot, or any one conversation that the camera follows invisibly, or any flinging of the curtains to reveal only more fog or sheer obscurity. It's the pacing and sequence of these moments that sucks you into the world and won't let you go.

Well, it's no surprise, maybe, that Rebecca won best picture and best cinematography at the Oscars. And it was up against The Letter, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Philadelphia Story, all of which are more proof that the movies of this period are a zenith of a certain kind of Hollywood. The studio system. (Yes, there are hundreds of other great movies from other years, but I'm not really trying to make my case here.) Hitchcock never won an Oscar for best director (neither did Welles), but he could have here without fault. As much as this is just a movie to get lost in and enjoy, it's also a movie you could watch over and over and study.
"I am Mrs. de Winter now!"
There is no way I couldn't review this. As a rule I don't have favorite films (because I can never pick) but let's be real, it's probably this one. I've seen Rebecca a good 10+ times and it never gets old.

I feel obligated to talk about the book just a little (it's amazing read it), because there is a big difference. First of all, I'm so thankful that the nameless main character in the novel remains nameless in the film. The book is slightly more twisted, as Maxim intentionally kills Rebecca in the novel, which makes for a much more complex and slightly more intense plot. This obviously could not be carried out in a 1940s film, however. Although I wish they had.

I really love the characters in this film. They make the whole story, and the idea of Rebecca is so strong it's like she's there as a fully formed character. Mrs. Danvers is the quintessential eerie housekeeper (who a lot of later figures are based off of), and her scenes with Mrs. de Winter are some of the best. It's obligatory that I mention the photography at this point, because it's really VERY nice. Especially the scene where Mrs. Danvers is trying to convince her to jump out the window.

But I have to say, the thing that draws me to this film the most possibly is how much I relate to the main character. She reminds me so much of myself. Plus, people are always telling me that I look like Joan Fontaine, creepy.

So, arguably the best Hitchcock film ever made—this movie is gold. Don't let me near the negative reviews, I might have a conniption.
Joan Fontaine is impeccable
A great film directed by one of the greatest masters of the 7th art. The whole movie is really impeccable. But Joan Fontaine in particular. Laurence Olivier is also good but is not his best role. In my opinion, his best part is Szell in Marathon Man. George Sanders is also excellent, as in most movies. Judith Anderson also made a noteworthy role. The music is excellent. The cinematography, the direction, everything is top quality. A movie to be seen and reviewed at any time, with the same pleasure and the same thrill. I am convinced that the great Alfred twist in his grave seeing what movies are now, a few decades after his death.
One of Alfred Hitchcock's Timeless Classics
One of the finest psychological thrillers of its or any other time, Rebecca is an expertly crafted Gothic tale by Alfred Hitchcock that tells the story of a woman who's constantly haunted by the presence & reputation of her husband's first wife, Rebecca, when she moves to his large country estate and finds herself constantly in clash with the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, who was extremely fond of Rebecca.

Engaging from its opening moments, the film takes the road of romance in its first act but soon turns into an extremely gripping suspense that even managed to touch the genre of horror with its carefully structured narration. Brilliantly directed by Hitchcock who maintains a remarkable control over each frame from start to finish, Rebecca is also aided by its tight screenplay, timeless cinematography, edgy editing & terrific performances from its entire cast.

The best part about this tale is the effortless manner in which it is able to immerse the viewers into its tense atmosphere of claustrophobia & isolation with all the mysteries surrounding a dead woman and benefits greatly from strong performances by Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier & especially Judith Anderson, who plays Mrs. Danvers with remarkable creepiness & ends up impressing the most.

On an overall scale, Rebecca is a significant example of film-noir and is one of Hitchcock's finest works behind the camera. The technical aspects are carried out amazingly well, the performances leave nothing to complain about and the creepy ambiance it is able to sustain throughout its runtime is something most thrillers don't even manage to come close to. An enduring classic that will probably never age, Rebecca comes highly recommended.
All around, an excellent production.
his movie is a 10 from the very beginning. The casting is brilliant, the story is hauntingly beautiful, the performances are the best of what Hollywood once was, and the sets are of quality design and architecture. The direction is awesome, but it's Hitchcock, and I expect nothing less from his productions.

Rebecca is a glamorous, beautiful socialite who has won the hearts of all who knew her. Well, almost all. But a year after her untimely death, her grieving husband near his wit's end, has grown seemingly suicidal and aloof.

He engages his grief while on a trip to Monte Carlo, and meets the beautiful personal secretary and maid of a long-time friend, Mrs. Edythe Van Hopper. She is young, naive, and completely unprepared for the life which is awaiting her; all qualities which George Fortescu Maximillian 'Maxim' de Winter finds endearing.

I won't detail the events in this movie, as the story itself is quite haunting, 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 all movies.

It rates a 10/10 for its absolute perfection, from...

the Fiend :.
Masterclass in mystery
REBECCA, an enthralling adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier novel, is probably the closest that Hitchcock got in his career to making a traditional 'haunted house' film. Certainly his adaptation of the classic book is laden with Gothic dread, as a newly-wed bride moves into the ancestral home of her husband and discovers that the spirit of his dead wife is very much alive and out to bring her down.

REBECCA is a highly effective non-supernatural horror/mystery flick, with expert direction (of course) and a mature approach to the storyline. It may be a little slow for modern tastes, but this gives the director the chance to let the audience experience the nuances and delightful atmosphere of the storyline.

Joan Fontaine is fantastic as the new Mrs. de Winter in one of those 'being driven out of her mind' type roles. Laurence Olivier is more than effective in his ambiguous part. The supporting parts are particularly well judged, with a well-placed cameo for Leo G. Carroll, another humorous bumbling part for Nigel Bruce, and George Sanders appearing as a delightful cad. The latter part of the film, where the mystery begins to be cleared up, is particularly well-handled, leading to a gripping climax. As for Judith Anderson as the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers...well, she'll go down in the pantheon of Hitchcock villains as one of his creepiest and most ruthless!
📹 Rebecca full movie HD download 1940 - Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper, Florence Bates, Melville Cooper, Leo G. Carroll, Leonard Carey, Lumsden Hare, Edward Fielding, Forrester Harvey, Philip Winter - USA. 📀