Very fast paced film and it kept the spirit of the novel despite cutting out a lot of scenes (the book is 400 pages long but they kept the most important parts and altered some scenes in a very clever way. Some major parts were combined together too in order to save time).
Earlier in the summer I saw Judith Anderson in another movie and in this I barely recognized her. Really the mark of a great actress who can disappear into her roles like that. She was excellent as Mrs. Danvers and really brought the character to life.
Mrs. Danvers doesn't have much screentime but she really makes her presence known and doesn't waste any of her scenes.
Joan Fontaine was amazing as Mrs. De Winter and she was perfect for the role.
This might be one of my favorite Hitchcock's from the films of his I have seen.
Maltese Falcon, Big Sleep, Touch of Evil, Third Man, Asphalt Jungle, The Killing (early Kubrick), Dark Passage (underrated Bogart flick), Riffi (great French film noir), Postman Always Rings Twice. Casablanca (not generally considered film noir, but has a lot of the same elements).
Though it was made in 1974, Chinatown is great (it is directed by Polanski, which is an issue for many nowadays)
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