REVIEW ´ Rebecca by Jennifer Leigh Wells


  • Paperback
  • 116
  • Rebecca by Jennifer Leigh Wells
  • Jennifer Leigh Wells
  • English
  • 28 September 2019
  • 9781492807841

8 thoughts on “Rebecca by Jennifer Leigh Wells

  1. says:

    I will admit that Rebecca has long been one of my favorite books and movies and I will also admit that I didn't know much backstory o

  2. says:

    This book is an interesting description of the cast crew and other aspects of the making of the movie adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's great novel Rebecca Although my academic soul wanted a footnote to every fact that would have b

  3. says:

    I read Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca several years ago which led to my renting the Alfred HitchcockDavid O Selznick movie version a few months later A friend on Goodreads recommended that I also read Jennifer Leigh Wells’ new book about the making of the movie I am not sure even now if Jennifer Leigh Wells is related to Vivien Leigh who played Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind and wanted to play the part

  4. says:

    This is a short book about the making of the film 'Rebecca' The writing is reasonably good although the style could be improved and would benefit from a thorough editing On the whole I found it interesting it flows along swiftly enough to avoid becoming boring and it made me realise how many films are out there that I would love to see I w

  5. says:

    Since Rebecca is one of my favorite books I enjoyed David O Selznick’s 1940 film of the same name in addition to other television and film adaptations I read Rebecca the Making of a Hollywood Classic by Jennifer Wells and then watc

  6. says:

    Rebecca is one of my favorite movies but this book doesn't do it justice There are many typos the writing doesn't flow and on page 84 the size of the type changes The photographs were downloaded from the internet This is clearly a self published book and although it's obvious that the author is a big fan of the film it is amateurish at best Harsh but true

  7. says:

    May Contain SpoilersThis is an amazingly encompassing book about the classic film Rebecca The author really pulled together

  8. says:

    The film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca holds a fascinating place in Hollywood movie history Produced by David O Selznick in 1939 it was the first film that Alfred Hitchcock directed in America and woul

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Rebecca by Jennifer Leigh Wells

Behind the scenes drama struggles and passion that went into the filming of this iconic movie Biographical sketches of key figures s This is a short book about the making of the film Rebecca The writing is reasonably good although the style could be improved and would benefit from a thorough editing On the whole I found it interesting it flows along swiftly enough to avoid becoming boring and it made me realise how many films are out there that I would love to see I would have liked information about the actual day to day activity on the set with details of the personalities and interactions of the players There were short biopsies about each of the principles and the bit part players which read like a long list of facts rather than part of a story If this had been a thesis I would have given it an A but as a book it definitely needs work

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Uch as author Daphne du Maurier and leading actors Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier are included along with photographs and trivia Rebecca is one of my favorite movies but this book doesn t do it justice There are many typos the writing doesn t flow and on page 84 the size of the type changes The photographs were downloaded from the internet This is clearly a self published book and although it s obvious that the author is a big fan of the film it is amateurish at best Harsh but true

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The making of the Oscar® Award winning classic Rebecca is detailed in this enlightening and fascinating book which delves into the I will admit that Rebecca has long been one of my favorite books and movies and I will also admit that I didn t know much backstory of either when I saw this listed as an ARC technicality time I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review in the Making Connections group I was thrilled to be one of the first to reuest it and this is a situation that I most certainly learned a lot from what I readMy husband often refers to me as a communist for the many movies he considers classics that I have never seen Voracious reader I am cineophile not so much I have learned to enjoy watching TV and movies with him but it s just never been a big thing to me No one in my house watched much on tv growing up if it didn t air on PBS and the only movies we made it a point to see were James Bond Where my short list of favorite movies including Rebecca Harvey Harold and Maude and a few Alfred Hitchcock titles comes from is anyone s guess but Manderley has been seared into my mind for many yearsPoint of all that being I went into this book clueless that Alfred Hitchcock had directed Rebecca or that it was one of his first big movies I didn t realize that the movie had won a number of awards was produced by the same guy who produced Gone With the Wind at roughly the same time I didn t have any idea that it saved Joan Fontaine s career and made her a star I didn t know the movie began filming around the time of the release of the book and was very surprised to find out that Daphne du Maurier also wrote the story Hitchcock s The Birds was based on I just know I love both the book and the movieI also love all the information and behind the scenes stories included in this well researched and easy to follow book For all my actual film naivety I have read a number of Hollywood bios over the years so many names were very familiar to me but the interesting way that all their stories come together in this one movie were simply fascinating to me Much to my family s chagrin it definitely made me want to see the movie again so next weekend s family movie will be RebeccaIf I had to come up with a complaint it would be about the pictures in the book and the way they had to be credited but I guess that is a byproduct of the ebook It really took nothing away from the enjoyment I got in reading it Now I think it is time to revisit Ms duMaurier s works and maybe spend a bit time at Tara and with Mr Hitchcock