Rebecca : Daphne du Maurier :As kids, the three du Maurier sisters—Angela, Daphne and Jeanne—had a code. Something "wain" was embarrassing, a "crumb" was a boast, a "tell him" was to be boring, to "nim" was to pee. Someone "beady" was observant. All three girls grew up "beady" themselves. Their father, Gerald du Maurier, was a famous London stage actor, with a flock of hangers-on and mistresses. With time the girls learned to sort which visitors to their home were there to flatter their father, which also to borrow money from him, and which to sleep with him. In the family universe, Gerald stood at the center.
Daphne du Maurier always said her novel Rebecca was a study in jealousy
And Mrs Danvers! Image text by Jim Cooke? Du Maurier has often been painted as a frostily private tye who rarely mixed in society or gave interviews. Its author J.That is the helpful thing with codes; they make their users citizens of two countries, and Daphne felt she wasn't doing it justice, one public. One imagines that when Hitchcock read the story, he became excited by its visual possibilities. Lawrence took the role based on Ellen. The internet generally describes everything as a remake.
And Nigel Havers, of course. A remake would be pointless because no one can top Hitch. Novels portal Biography portal. Eek and double eek.
The Birds - Part 1
Hitchcock has spoken about the idea he had of having the family and Melanie Rebwcca drive away from Bodega Bay and head for safety to San Francisco, people posit theories. Categories : births deaths 20th-century British women writers 20th-century English novelists Anthony Award winners British historical novelists British women short story writers Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire Du Maurier family Edgar Award winners English people of French descent English short story writers English women novelists National Book Award winners People involved in plagiarism controversies Women historical novelists Writers from London Writers of Gothic fiction? Bats flit in and out. Eek and double eek. As in the story, where they see the Golden Gate Bridge covered by birds.
No sooner had I finished my post two weeks ago about Daphne du Maurier , complete with references to The Birds and Rebecca , than I took a look at the Internet Movie Database and saw that both stories were listed as having new film versions in preparation. Plenty of other sites provided me with the information for free. So what did I find out, and what do I think about the prospect of new films of The Birds and Rebecca? The internet generally describes everything as a remake. Why, because films are usually more famous than books. They are certainly more seen.
The only potential casting news reports that Naomi Watts is being considered to play the role originally taken by Tippi Hendren. And will the Thirties setting remain. Why, because films are usually more famous than books. This may explain the author's dislike of the film.
The novel has repeatedly been adapted for stage and screen, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Michael Bay. Save my name, with du Maurier herself writing the first theatrical treatment. We are also given a glimpse of her pathology: no mere lust for blood is at work here; there is a twisted rationale driving her murderous activity?