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This 1938 novel has been moulded into a film for the second time! Find out more.

By Riddhika Chakrabarti


Rebecca initially was a Gothic novel by the author Dame Daphne du Maurier back in 1938. The novel was adapted into a film many times back in 1940, 1979, 1997, and most recently in 2020.

The most well-known adaptation of the novel was in 1940 when Alfred Hitchcock made his first Hollywood film based on the novel. A lot of things were different in this recent Netflix film Rebecca from the novel. One of them being in the novel it was mentioned that Maxim was in his 40's and the new Mrs. De Winter in her 20's but portraying such an age difference at this point of time would make the audience uncomfortable.


The director of this Netflix film mentioned that it was impossible for anyone from the previous film Rebecca to raise obligations because if the math was done no one would be alive by now so that's a relief. Another difference that was seen was that the recent film added is seen during The Masquerade Ball which turns out to be a disaster.

Even though there is always some criticism or the other, this new film has been fairly appreciated. Stay tuned for further updates!

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