History Literature / Rebecca

21st Oct '17 9:41:21 PM Eddy1215
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Mrs. Danvers in the film. In the novel she escaped the burning house, but the Hays Code wouldn't allow her to survive. The musical takes this further and shows that this is a suicide]].

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Mrs. Danvers in the film. In the novel she escaped the burning house, but the Hays Code [[LaserGuidedKarma wouldn't allow her to survive.survive]]. The musical takes this further and shows that this is a suicide]].
13th Jul '17 4:50:27 AM Mdumas43073
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!!This and its adaptations feature examples of:

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!!This novel and its adaptations feature examples of:
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A 1938 thriller novel by Daphne du Maurier (who also wrote ''Literature/JamaicaInn'', and the story that became ''Film/TheBirds'').

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A 1938 thriller novel by Daphne du Maurier (who also wrote ''Literature/JamaicaInn'', and the story that became ''Film/TheBirds'').
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A 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier (who also wrote ''Literature/JamaicaInn'', and the story that became ''Film/TheBirds'').

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A 1938 thriller novel by Daphne du Maurier (who also wrote ''Literature/JamaicaInn'', and the story that became ''Film/TheBirds'').
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A {{musical}} version debuted in Vienna, Austria in 2006.

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A {{musical}} version debuted in Vienna, Austria in 2006.
Other adaptations include a 1938 radio dramatization on Creator/OrsonWelles' ''Campbell Playhouse'', a 1939 stage play, a 1979 miniseries on Creator/TheBBC, a 1983 opera, a 1997 miniseries on Creator/{{ITV}}, and a 2006 stage musical.
13th Jul '17 4:31:32 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1940, Creator/AlfredHitchcock directed [[TheFilmOfTheBook the film version]], his first American project, which starred Creator/JoanFontaine and Creator/LaurenceOlivier. It received 11 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}} nominations, winning for Best Picture and Best Cinematography (Black and White). It was the only Hitchcock film to win Best Picture, and Hitchcock didn't win Best Director--he never did, in fact, and had to settle for a lifetime achievement Oscar late in life. A musical version debuted in Vienna, Austria in 2006.

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In 1940, Creator/AlfredHitchcock directed [[TheFilmOfTheBook the film version]], his first American project, which starred Creator/JoanFontaine and Creator/LaurenceOlivier. It received 11 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}} nominations, winning for Best Picture and Best Cinematography (Black and White). It was the only Hitchcock film to win Best Picture, and Hitchcock didn't win Best Director--he never did, in fact, and had to settle for a lifetime achievement Oscar late in life.

A musical {{musical}} version debuted in Vienna, Austria in 2006.
13th Jul '17 4:29:05 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1938 novel written by Daphne du Maurier (who also wrote ''Literature/JamaicaInn'', and the story that became ''Film/TheBirds''). In 1940, Creator/AlfredHitchcock directed the film version, his first American project, which starred Creator/JoanFontaine and Creator/LaurenceOlivier. It won the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Picture. It was the only Hitchcock film to win Best Picture, and Hitchcock didn't win Best Director--he never did, in fact, and had to settle for a lifetime achievement Oscar late in life. A musical version debuted in Vienna, Austria in 2006.

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A 1938 novel written by Daphne du Maurier (who also wrote ''Literature/JamaicaInn'', and the story that became ''Film/TheBirds''). In 1940, Creator/AlfredHitchcock directed the film version, his first American project, which starred Creator/JoanFontaine and Creator/LaurenceOlivier. It won the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Picture. It was the only Hitchcock film to win Best Picture, and Hitchcock didn't win Best Director--he never did, in fact, and had to settle for a lifetime achievement Oscar late in life. A musical version debuted in Vienna, Austria in 2006.
''Film/TheBirds'').


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In 1940, Creator/AlfredHitchcock directed [[TheFilmOfTheBook the film version]], his first American project, which starred Creator/JoanFontaine and Creator/LaurenceOlivier. It received 11 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}} nominations, winning for Best Picture and Best Cinematography (Black and White). It was the only Hitchcock film to win Best Picture, and Hitchcock didn't win Best Director--he never did, in fact, and had to settle for a lifetime achievement Oscar late in life. A musical version debuted in Vienna, Austria in 2006.
12th Jul '17 6:49:36 PM Tarlonniel
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* TheAce: Rebecca is considered this posthumously, being unnaturely cultured, charming and gifted. [[spoiler: Turns out to have been a BrokenAce, in that she was a cruel manipulative sociopath.]]

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* TheAce: Rebecca is considered this posthumously, being unnaturely unnaturally cultured, charming and gifted. [[spoiler: Turns out to have been a BrokenAce, in that she was a cruel manipulative sociopath.]]
16th May '17 2:57:51 PM TheFLL
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* TheAce: Rebecca is considered this posthumously, being unnaturely cultured, charming and gifted. [[spoiler: Turns out to have been a BrokenAce, in that she was a cruel manipulative sociopath.]]



* ByronicHero: Maxim de Winter. A reclusive, introverted aristocrat and handsome widower, prone to broodiness and mood swings, and still seeming in the thrall of his late wife. [[spoiler: And is tormented by the knowledge that he is her murderer, and living in fear of discovered each day, maddened by being one of the only few individuals to have seen past his monstrous wife's facade.]]

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* ByronicHero: Maxim de Winter. A reclusive, introverted aristocrat and handsome widower, prone to broodiness and mood swings, and still seeming in the thrall of his late wife. [[spoiler: And is tormented by the knowledge that he is her murderer, and living in fear of discovered being exposed each day, maddened isolated from his friends and family by being one of the only few individuals to have seen past his monstrous wife's facade.]]
16th May '17 1:00:09 PM TheFLL
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* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: Maxim put up with Rebecca for ten years before killing her, because she did wonders for Manderley, and divorcing her would have destroyed Manderley and him. A year after her passing, Manderley is burnt to the ground by Mrs Danvers, making all of Maxim's hardships and humiliations meaningless.]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Manderley is burnt to the ground by Mrs Danvers, in a sense ensuring Rebecca has one last laugh over Maxim from beyond the grave. But having come clean with each other regarding Rebecca, the framing device suggests that Maxim and the heroine are, if not happy together, then at least content, having overcome Rebecca's shadow and earned something of a happy ending.]]



* ByronicHero: Maxim de Winter. A reclusive, introverted aristocrat and handsome widower, prone to broodiness and mood swings, and still seeming in the thrall of his late wife. [[spoiler: And is tormented by the knowledge that he is her murderer, and living in fear of discovered each day, maddened by being one of the only few individuals to have seen past his monstrous wife's facade.]]



* KarmaHoudini: In the novel, [[spoiler:Maxim gets away with murder, albeit at the cost of Manderley. Danvers abandons the house and very likely sets it ablaze; she is never called to account for it.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: In the novel, [[spoiler:Maxim gets away with murder, albeit at the cost of Manderley. Danvers abandons the house and very likely sets it ablaze; she is never called to account for it. And despite being murdered, Rebecca got everything she wanted, including the sudden quick death by SuicideByCop, over the painful end promised by terminal cancer.]]


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* MayDecemberRomance: Downplayed. Maxim is a widower in his late forties when he marries the heroine, who is in her early twenties. Deconstructed slightly in that as much as they love one another, and even without the spectre of Rebecca haunting them, there is a lot of insecurity on both sides due to the age gap: Maxim occasionally wonders whether he is too old to relate to her, and if she would have been better of with someone her age, while the heroine is resentful of being treated like a daughter or a child, and feels inferior to Maxim due to her relative youth and naiveté.
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