Rebecca Film Summary & Analysis

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Style and Cinematography

Rebecca is a dark film created by Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most masterful tellers of dark stories in the history of American cinema. The film is a classic example of Hitchcock's gothic mystery cinema. Hitchcock uses suspense to create interest and intrigue in the film. Rather than offer a shocking surprise at the end of the film, Hitchcock builds up suspense throughout the course of the movie.

From the moment we first see Manderley and hear of its ultimate ruin, we are hooked on finding out how the ruin of Manderley came to be. Thus, when we suddenly see the future Second Mrs. de Winter run into Maxim, we are shocked by his anger and our curiosity is piqued. Suspense continues building as Rebecca's memory is shrouded in the mansion, and her presence overshadows the lives of everyone involved. When we finally discover that Rebecca...

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