17 August 2010
That's not the Northern lights. That's Manderley!
So basically: A naïve young woman goes to the south of France with her employer, Mrs Edythe Van Hopper, where she meets a rich and handsome man. The man, Maxim de Winter, is a recent widow who lives in a wonderful mansion called Manderlay. They fall in love and get married. However, once Maxim takes his wife home, she finds that the memory of his late wife, Rebecca, is still very much alive in the house.
I was actually looking forward to watching this, but I didn't like it at all. It was Hitchcock's first movie in America and he and the producer, I know, had a lot of disagreements. Also, Lawerence Olivier was totes childish and sabotaged his acting for petty reasons; which you can clearly tell. I couldn't believe the love between Maxim and the Second Mrs De Winter, which kind of made the whole movie false. The only thing I enjoyed was the character of Mrs Danvers! Creepy!
It's not that great of a movie and it doesn't deserve to be on the list.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!