You Should Be Reading: Rebecca

Written by Daphne du Maurier and published in 1938, Rebecca is a classic English novel that follows the narration of an unnamed protagonist who, whilst working as the companion to a rich American woman vacationing in Monte Carlo, meets a wealthy widowed Englishman named Maxim de Winter. When he suddenly proposes her hand in marriage, she agrees to accompany him to his mansion, the beautiful West Country estate Manderley, but soon finds that the memory of his first wife, Rebecca, still maintains a grip on her husband and the servants, especially on the housekeeper Mrs Danvers. Haunted by her memory, a mystery that lives on even after Rebecca’s death begins to unravel.

Set to be released next month, the film adaptation is directed by Ben Wheatley and will star Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs de Winter, and Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs Danvers.

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New Behind-The-Scenes Footage for ‘The Woman In Black’

(Written for BritScene)

With the release of the first clip for Hammer Films’ latest horror production, The Woman In Black, earlier this week, CBS Films have now also released a really interesting two behind-the-scenes featurettes. The first titled “Creating A Classic Ghost Story”, looks at what makes a classic, atmospheric horror story, while the second, “Behind The Haunting”, features a number of the stars involved in the movie talking about their experiences on set.

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