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Daphne Du Maurier/Rebecca Plagiarism Case

10 February 2012 1:20 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca, made into a 1940 Academy Award-winning movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, is getting the movie-remake treatment: see my previous post, Alfred Hitchcock/Rebecca Remake Announced. Many will surely be accusing Hollywood of having no imagination whatsoever, ignoring the fact that movie remakes have been around for as long as movies have been around. [Photo: Daphne Du Maurier.] Now, even less well-known in most circles is that Du Maurier's Rebecca bears an uncanny resemblance to another novel. No, not Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (made into a 1944 movie directed by Mary Poppins' Robert Stevenson, and starring Rebecca's Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles), or even, more distantly, to Rachel Field's All This, and Heaven Too, itself based on actual events and made into a 1940 Academy Award-nominated movie by Anatole Litvak, starring Bette Davis and Charles Boyer (in addition to the Oscar-nominated Barbara O'Neil as Boyer's insane wife). The Rebecca »

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