"I hate that name."
Dan K.: You know it's a documentary?
Me: It's an Edgar Wright Film.
"The strange thing is, I don't think myself silent. That is because of my piano. I shall miss it on the journey."
The soundtrack for this movie is incredible and matches the great performance by Holly Hunter. The themes of communication and understanding swirl violently like Ada's arias on the beach.
How is this not mentioned in the same breath as Vertigo and Suspicion? It is the predessessor of both works, and it surpasses the latter. Rebecca brings Gothic romance to the screen with all the grandeur, mystery, and melodrama of the genre. A lesser actor would have made Olivier's character unlikable. Joan Fontaine brings both shy vulnerability and haunted seriousness in a role that could easily be stupid or weak. Judith Anderson delivers pure insanity. Definitely one of Hitchcock's best.
"I'm cold, bored."
Okay, I'm going to admit that I may have been a little more disappointed than I might have been because I was hoping for a Psycho 2. This is not Psycho 2. From the first use of the Jaws theme in the first scene as a scare to herald a shark attack, it just kind of felt like this one trades on the first one, not helped by the next attack being…