scattered and brutal. Like Lego.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Love some of his other works, but Hitchcock gets this wrong.
Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is, at its heart of hearts, neither a romance nor a thriller. It is a psychological piece based on women's subjugation by society by making them submit to roles, through subtle emotional manipulation in the name of love, because of which they become willing to forgive their husbands' most vile crimes and trespasses. You see, in the book Max de Winter murders Rebecca. There is…
Society can be so disgusting when it dissuades you, insidiously, from what you love most. It's so so cruel.
So can love not survive it?
Perhaps it can. But just as memory or "abstractly, serenely.........a complete vision of all that he had missed", as Scorsese puts it. Cinema at its most heartbreakingly poetic.
Just say I'm old fashioned. That should be enough. Says Newland Archer to his son as old memories of his age of innocence come rushing in —…