Thurs 29 Aug

Rebecca (1940)

ST MARYS LIGHTHOUSE

Doors open 9.00pm

Cert PG

(Children must be accompanied by an adult)

​Tickets £10 available HERE

Tickets are also available from Whitley Bay Customer First Centre (the Library), York Rd.

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Alfred Hitchcock’s first American project is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The film stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding, aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife.
The film is a gothic tale shot in black-and-white. Maxim de Winter’s first wife Rebecca, who died before the events of the film, is never seen but is the major influence throughout. Is de Winter haunted by his past or by his inability to control his past? Can he escape the past and change his attitudes and actions towards his self-conscious second wife?
Rebecca was one of three films Hitchcock adapted from stories by Daphne du Maurier, and the most successful. Hitchcock’s first treatment of du Maurier’s novel was, like The Birds and Jamaica Inn, unfaithful to teh author’s books, and producer David O. Selznick must take credit for bringing the film back to du Maurier’s original.

​Fish and Chips: Sorry we can’t offer fish and chips at this screening due to the late start time.

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