Book vs. Movie: Rebecca (2020)

Hello, my darling readers!
I recently wrote a post talking about how the Alfred Hitchcock movie Rebecca compares to the Daphne du Maurier book it’s based on. Well, it just so happens that somebody at Netflix thought that what we desperately need is another adaptation of this novel, so here we are. Let’s talk about the 2020 version!

The Plot (according to Goodreads):

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives–presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

Book vs. Movie:

Ooof, there are a lot of things wrong with this adaptation. It doesn’t work and I can clearly spot why. While they try to keep close to the story, the changed some little yet integral aspects that just take the wind out of this film’s sails. I won’t do another full review on the book since I already did that in the other post I wrote, but I want to highly several of those tiny yet important moments very the story deviates.

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Book vs. Movie: Rebecca (1940)

Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome to a book vs. movie posts I’ve been excited about for a long time. While I had previously seen the film, The book had been sitting on my tbr pile for an extremely long time!

The Plot (as found on RT):

Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

Book vs. Movie:

I’m often a little hesitant to read old(er) books as they have a tendency to not hold up. For example, Murder on the Orient Express was so rassist, I kept cringing with every other page. This novel was written a hot minute ago, so I feared it might fall to the same fate. However, it turned out that Rebecca is still highly relevant. Sure, it’s set in a different time, but it’s still works today.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I need to read in 2020

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Let me show you some books I definitely need to get to in 2020!

#1 – The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski

After I binged the show (hello my new favorite ship Geralt x Jaskier) and finished the first game, I decided to give the books a shot as well. The show was very confusing in terms of timelines, so I figured the novels should help me figure things out. There’s only eight of them, so why not?

#2 – Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

I’ve wanted to read this book for ages but somehow never had time. Well, it’s on my e-reader now, so fingers crossed!

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Movie Mania Hitchcock Special: Rebecca

Hey guys!
Today I have a very special Hitchcock movie for you. This particular film is based on the book of the same name written by Daphne du Maurier. That’s the very novel I was named after!
There you have your trivia bit of the day – let’s talk about the movie!

The Plot:

Maxim de Winter is about to find happiness once more. His first wife Rebecca had died in a terrible boating accident, but when meets a charming young lady in Monte Carlo, Maxim knows that she’ll be the new Mrs. de Winter.
However, the happiness is only short lived when a ghost from the past comes knocking…

The Rating:

I’ll make it short. This one is among my favorite Hitchcock movies.
The horror is slowly creeping up on you and many of the things that make this film so intense, feel very real.

For example, the new Mrs. de Winter has a hard time settling into her life. Not only because she finds herself in a position she’s not prepared for, but also because the presence of Rebecca seems to be hovering over her in every room. That’s a very relatable situation!
So relatable in fact, that you’ll start feeling uncomfortable yourself.

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