Rebecca (TV Mini-Series 1997)

TV Mini-Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Romance


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Rebecca (1997) Poster

A British gentleman's innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife.


7.3/10
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5 January 2005 | amcd49
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| A much broader version than the Olivier
I enjoyed this version very much, the actors in the main roles were very good. I especially liked the young Emilia Fox as the new Mrs DeWinter. She started out as the shy young girl and became the strong young wife fighting for her love. Charles Dance was very well cast as Maxim, not as stuffy as Olivier. I found Diana Rigg a bit over the top, but the supporting cast were very good, especially Faye Dunaway. The locations and overall look of the show was very pleasing to the eye. I liked this longer , more adult version as it covered the whole story and was very true to the novel. But, like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice I will always now and again go back and watch the original black and white versions.


Did You Know?

Trivia

Emilia Fox and Lucy Cohu starred together in Ballet shoes.


Quotes

Maxim de Winter: "... let him chase his own tail if he wants to, it's something dogs do."


Goofs

Emilia Fox has both ears pierced, twice, in each ear lobe, and this was clearly visible while portraying the character of the second Mrs de Winter, even though she only had one pair of earrings in at a time. In the 1920s piercing the ear multiple times was unheard of, and did not come into fashion until the 1980s.


Alternate Versions

Version aired on PBS and subsequently released to home video in the USA has 13 minutes cut from episode one. Cut scenes: Max and Mrs de Winter are shown spending another afternoon together, in between Mrs Van Hopper's party and her making plans to leave for New York. (2 min.) Mrs de Winter and Max in the hotel lobby after the proposal. (30 sec.). Max and Mrs de Winter on board a cruise ship before returning to England -- includes a bedroom scene and Mrs de Winter getting a makeover that displeases Max. (4 min.) Various scenes of scenery around Manderley, and Mrs de Winter walking around the house and gardens. (2 min.) Beatrice and Mrs de Winter lunching with Max's senile grandmother (Jean Anderson). (4 min.) While in the garden, Mrs de Winter sees Mrs Danvers and Jack at the window. (30 sec.) Episode two has approx. 10 seconds edited out of the scene when Mrs de Winter and Max are talking while lying in bed. Although all the dialogue still remains, the nudity was censored. Note: As of 2017, the longer uncut version is available on streaming video and some later DVD publications in the USA.


Soundtracks

Tea for Two
(uncredited)
Music by
Vincent Youmans

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Mystery | Romance | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

13 April 1997

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, Germany, USA

Filming Locations

Charlestown, Cornwall, England, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

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