Blogathons, Films based on Daphne du Maurier's works, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Je Reviens: Rebecca (1997)

It is rare that an adaptation of a novel gets things right. Often one feels that they shouldn't have bothered to buy the rights to the book at all if they were just going to change everything. Thankfully, that is not what ITV does in the 1997 adaptation of du Maurier's most famous novel, Rebecca. This is the third… Continue reading Je Reviens: Rebecca (1997)

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Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

The Poison of Thine Lips: Stewart Granger in Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

As with Love Story, I had never heard of Footsteps in the Fog. Perhaps this is because the film has been overshadowed by similar outings such as Gaslight (1944), The Lodger (1944) and Dragonwyck (1946). But this should not be so, as Footsteps in the Fog is just as impressive as its similarly gothic predecessors. It has the same paranoid, moody atmosphere, the same intensely psychological storyline,… Continue reading The Poison of Thine Lips: Stewart Granger in Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

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An Ill Fated Kiss: Rock Hudson in The Mirror Crack’d

The Mirror Crack'd (1980) was adapted from Agatha Christie's 1964 novel, The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side. The film boasts some of the most famous actors of the 1950s and 1960s, Elizabeth Taylor, Tony Curtis, Kim Novak, Angela Lansbury, and of course, Rock Hudson. This would be Rock Hudson's second last theatrically released film, made five years… Continue reading An Ill Fated Kiss: Rock Hudson in The Mirror Crack’d