From one creepy mansion to another…

I watched the film Rebecca today, having heard about the book on an episode of My Life in Books. The film draws you in and is quietly spooky. Mrs Danvers and Jack Favell are delightfully horrid characters.

The only drawback for me is the irritating manner of Mrs De Winters. She’s overly subservient to her husband and blames herself even when she’s not at fault. To top everything off she faints at a trial. In short, a woman who makes herself completely helpless without a man. Maybe this kind of behaviour was normal for women at the time but I just wanted to give her a good shake. I remember feeling the same when I first read Pride and Prejudice.

I don’t tend to watch old films but this one has convinced me that I should investigate others.

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