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Rebecca (2020) movie review: Lily James adaptation loses story’s magnetism

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Few filmmakers wouldve taken on the challenge of adapting Rebecca, a haunted, gothic love story.It’s not just that Daphne du Maurier’s novel is revered (and it is), but it’s that two years after the book’s 1938 release, Alfred Hitchcock made it for cinemas with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine in the leads.
Hitchcock’s Rebecca won the 1940 Best Picture Oscar while Olivier and Fontaine were nominated for their roles – the screen legends didn’t win but would go on to collect Oscars down the tra…

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