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Halloween Havoc!: Joan Fontaine in THE WITCHES (Hammer 1966)

THE WITCHES (also called THE DEVIL’S OWN) was the last film of Oscar winner Joan Fontaine. This Hammer entry in the “older actress do horror” sweepstakes is a low-key, atmospheric thriller about devil worshippers in the English countryside that holds up right until its (for me) unsatisfying finale. 786 more words


Classic Chick Flicks ~ Rebecca.

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‘ Last night I dream’t I went to Manderley again’ is the famous first line of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel ‘Rebecca’ … and the first line in the 1940 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 208 more words


shazza reblogged this on sunshine and celandines and commented:

As I'm a bit of a Lazy Bones, I thought I would re blog some old posts , on the lead up to Halloween. I do enjoy watching a good old black and white movie, especially one full of creepy suspense like Hitchcock's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'.

Top of the World: 10 Joan Fontaine's Films

Last Saturday, we celebrated what would have been Joan Fontaine’s 99th birthday. Unfortunately, as I was quite busy, I didn’t really have time to do anything to celebrate the event on my blog. 360 more words

Happy Birthday, Joan Fontaine!

The talented and lovely Joan Fontaine was born on 22 October 1917. I love the WWII-era hair she is sporting in this photo from 1943:


October 22: Happy Birthday Jeff Goldblum and Derek Jacobi

Jeff Goldblum turns 64 today.  He began getting small roles in major films in the mid-1970s, appearing in roles such as Tricycle Guy in Nashville… 1,291 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

#135: Rebecca




Special Features

  1. Commentary by film scholar Leonard J. Leff, author of Hitchcock and Selznick: The Rich and Strange Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and David O.
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Rebecca la prima moglie - Daphne Du Maurier #Incipit #DaphneDuMaurier

“Sognai l’altra notte che ritornavo a Manderley”

Rebecca la prima moglie, D. Du Maurier