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The movie Rebecca is an excellent example of Alfred Hitchcocks style and eye for detail that combines with a story filled with psychological fear and settings that are suggestive and interesting The film creates an atmosphere surrounding the tragic courtship marriage and relationship of a naive plain and innocent young woman to an overburdened widower Maxim de Winter who is haunted by the death of his former wife Maxims former wife Rebecca had it all beauty power and was admired by all This creates problems for his new wife when she becomes psychologically dominated by the presence and memories of Rebecca The mysterious housekeeper Mrs Danvers doesnt make things any easier Her recollections of the deceased Rebecca lead the young wife to become even more tormented The flaming destruction of the Manderly Estate at the end of the film reveals the true character of Rebecca and the secrets of her death During this classic Hitchcock cinema many filming and camera techniques are used The film begins with the opening shot of the dream-state journey to Manderly and a recollection of memories narrated by the unnamed heroine in the film During the narration the camera pauses for a few seconds at the iron gates of the Manderly Estate and then proceeds through them up the drive that has become overgrown with underbrush At the end of the drive the camera tracks to the right where the mansions burned out ruins are seen Silhouetted in a dense mist and viewed in shadows and moonlight After the introduction the narrator begins to tell the story of the strange days of the young womans life On a rocky coast where waves are crashing against the cliffs the camera pans left and then up to a man wearing a dark black suit standing at the cliffs edges starring out at the see When he moves closer to the edge a young blonde woman walking nearby shouts Stop fearing that
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