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Rebecca, the Netflix new adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film

Rebecca, the Netflix new adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film

“Rebecca” is a British romantic thriller and one of the latest movies that had a premiere on Netflix. Directed by Ben Wheatley, the film is based on the novel “Rebecca”written by Daphne du Maurier in 1938, and it’s a new adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film.

The movie tells a story of a lady’s companion (Lily James) who’s meeting a rich and handsome Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), who’s very soon proposing to her. After becoming Mrs. de Winter, the main character moves to Manderley, Maxim’s ancestral pile, and soon discovers that the whole place is almost dedicated to the previous wife of her husband – Rebecca. The new bride finds out that Rebecca was perceived by everyone as a paragon of bravery, beauty and charisma. Mrs. de Winter soon realises that she will never be able to live up to the standards set by her predecessor.

The movie catches our attention not only because of the story, but also because of the cinematography that makes you want to run away to the sumptuous South of France. When Ben Wheatley – the director of the movie, committed to adapting the novel, he immediately asked Julian Day, the costume designer who already stunned us with “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Rocketman” wardrobe, to develop each character’s wardrobe. Our favourite and most inspiring wardrobe comes from the main character Mrs De Winter (Lily James). Although her style evolves most drastically over the course of the film, it shows both deliberate femininity and menacing tailoring in the fashion, which makes the movie a visual feast.

The movie with its spooky elements is definitely something worth seeing and it’s a perfect choice for a dark October evening.

 

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