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Hitchcock, Alfred (director); Daphne du Maurier (novel); Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison (screenwriters); Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders (starring)
Rebecca (Original early draft screenplay for the 1940 film)
Selznick International Pictures, Los Angeles, 1939. Early Continuity script (pre-production), stamped "TEMPORARY," with a credit for Alfred Hitchcock's wife and frequent screenwriter Alma Reville, dated August 24, 1939 "TEMPORARY" script includes screenwriting credit for Michael Hogan, who, along with Philip MacDonald, were given adaptation credits in the final film. Housed in a custom blue cloth, quarter black leather clamshell box, with spine label, title in gilt. Alfred Hitchcock's first American project, the elegant, dreamlike adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel of the same name, about a young woman who marries a mysterious, aristocratic widower and must contend with the spectral influence of the former mistress of the house, the eponymous Rebecca. The film was the start of Hitchcock's work in Hollywood under contract with producer David O. Selznick, a collaboration which produced six films in total, including "Spellbound" (1945), "The Paradine Case" (1947), and "Under Capricorn" (1949). Although Selznick initially argued for "Rebecca" to remain fully faithful to the plot of the novel, the Production Code Administration forbade murder to go unpunished, and as a result the film's ending differed from du Maurier's--a change which purportedly angered Selznick so strongly that he considered releasing the film without code approval. Upon its release, the film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning two for Best Picture and Best Cinematography. Set on the French Riviera and southwest England, shot partially on location in Big Sur, Palos Verdes, and Point Lob … [Click Below for Full Description]
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