Revisiting Manderley


Revisiting Manderley

Unnecessary remake of Rebecca misses its marks

Lily James and Armie Hammer in Rebecca. (Photo: Netflix)

‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” For fans of classic literature, this is one of the most hauntingly well-known opening lines in fiction ever. Rebecca is a gothic novel by Daphne du Maurier, a well-known English author from the 20th century whose work such as The Birds, Don’t Look Now, My Cousin Rachel, Jamaica Inn and many more have been successfully adapted into films over the years.

The film adaptation of Rebecca in 1940 was…

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