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EFC II #23 - Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#23 – Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Dir. Max Ophüls
Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jordan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet, Art Smith, Howard Freeman… 49 more words

Epic Film Challenge

Every Frenchman Has One by Olivia de Havilland

Published in 1962, this memoir detailed Olivia de Havilland’s transition from Hollywood film star to Parisian resident. Leaving America in 1953, she followed a Frenchman to Paris, where she became Mrs Pierre Galante and set up home on the Left Bank of the River Seine, but has since moved to the Right Bank, where she resides in a house as tall as it is wide. 255 more words

Book Reviews

Rebecca (1940), Friday Night Film Club.

Keeping a weekly film blog is something I have been wanting to do for a while, so I have started it off by watching the 1940 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel  3,197 more words


Week 27: Rebecca (1940), Compromise, and Getting Fired

Disclaimer: These essays presume you’ve seen the film in question. If you want to avoid spoilers, watch the movie first!

When I pick movies for this project, I generally pick almost at random, trying not to do movies that are too close together. 2,951 more words


Happy 100th Birthday, Olivia de Havilland

On 1 July 1916  in Tokyo, Olivia de Havilland was born (to British parents). She, her mother, and her younger sister (later Joan Fontaine) moved to Saratoga on the San Francisco peninsula three years later and the girls went to school there following their parents’ divorce. 608 more words

Happy 100th Birthday Olivia de Havilland

Gone With The Wind is one of my Mommy’s favorite movies and has become a classic one of mine as well.

For the woman who played the role of faithful wife to Ashley Wilkes – Olivia De Havilland is the film’s only surviving actor.   166 more words



I’d never seen Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of the novel Rebecca, but a friend suggested it and lent me her DVD so I gave it a try. 171 more words