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28th September 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£3 - £15
screening as part of the LITERALLY FILM – Book Film Fest season
Alfred Hitchcock (1940) UK, 2h 10mins, PG
Adapted from the novel ‘Rebecca’ by Daphne du Maurier
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”
With a stellar cast, and a classic novel as his source material, Hitchcock touches on themes that would reappear in his later films like Vertigo (1958), as a self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband’s dead first wife. The tagline for the film’s original release read “The shadow of this woman darkened their love”.
A shy ladies’ companion (Joan Fontaine), staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer, meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier). She and Max fall in love, marry and return to his large country estate in, Manderley, Cornwall. However, Max is still troubled by the death of his first wife, in a boating accident the previous year, and it seems that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderley.
Doors 6:30pm, Film Starts 7pm
Tickets £4 / £3 (concessions) / £15 (season ticket – available from library)