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Hitch’s 10 hottest gents, suspicious and sinister for your pleasure.
Yesterday, Google celebrated the birth of legendary graphic designer Saul Bass with an awesome little animation on its main page. Bass was most known for his movie title sequences, which included three of Alfred Hitchcock‘s staples: Vertigo, North By Northwest, and Psycho. Just as Google intended, this got me thinking about how hot the male stars of Hitchcock movies are — specifically the 10 hottest dudes in the Hitchcock oeuvre. The results of my heavy contemplation are in.
Call “Mother!” because these 10 gents are psychotically hot.
What could be hotter than a debonair man with mood swings? In Rebecca, Laurence Olivier (or as I prefer to call him, Mr. Vivien Leigh) basically traumatizes his new wife (Joan Fontaine) by bringing her into his ghostly old estate and subjecting her to an evil housekeeper (Judith Anderson »
- Louis Virtel
Oscar winners Olivia de Havilland and Luise Rainer among movie stars of the 1930s still alive With the passing of Deanna Durbin this past April, only a handful of movie stars of the 1930s remain on Planet Earth. Below is a (I believe) full list of surviving Hollywood "movie stars of the 1930s," in addition to a handful of secondary players, chiefly those who achieved stardom in the ensuing decade. Note: There’s only one male performer on the list — and curiously, four of the five child actresses listed below were born in April. (Please scroll down to check out the list of Oscar winners at the 75th Academy Awards, held on March 23, 2003, as seen in the picture above. Click on the photo to enlarge it. © A.M.P.A.S.) Two-time Oscar winner and London resident Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth, The Great Waltz), 103 last January »
- Andre Soares
By Nick Day
An orchestra quickly tunes up, and then brief silence before the music begins. The film opens with the image of a closed red curtain, some nameless theater, a bit of symbolism that signifies that this particular theater is in fact all theaters, as this film is meant for any and all audiences familiar with the tale of Snow White. Director and writer Pablo Berger is, by way of mis-en-scene, giving you a proper invitation to his particular world, and it would be a shame to pass it up.
Blancanieves is a stunner, at times alarmingly beautiful. It retains enough of the Grimm tale to feel familiar, but finds an altogether original way to interpret the material. Heartfelt and heartbreaking, this film is a celebration of cinema, of Spain, and of the human spirit.
And so, the red curtain opens and Blancanieves begins.
It is important to note that the film is dialogue-free, »
Readers answer other readers' questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts
How do footballers 'hang' in the air?
It's because at the top of the leap the player is momentarily stationary as the initial upward velocity of the jump has been removed by the gravitational acceleration but the downward movement is yet to begin. At that moment the player has the maximum power and control over the header and seems to hang in the air.
Footballers aren't the only sportsmen to take advantage of this. A climber using momentum to extend their reach and reduce the strength needed for a move will aim to reach the hold at this "deadpoint", just as a cricketer going for a catch above their head will try to reach the ball at that point, and a basketball player going for the basket will dunk at that point.
It's more about timing. »
What’s a religious film fan to do? In mid-March, the Russian Orthodox Church urged followers to give up social media for Lent. So some folks were torn by the news that Tom Cruise had become the first Hollywood star to set up a page on popular Russian social network Vk. But the site, set up by entrepreneur Pavel Durov, is Ok: It has more than 100 million active users, and 46 million average daily users. Russia’s box office was up 10% last year, at $1.2 billion, with the Hollywood studios nabbing a 76% share. Cruise’s “Oblivion” will be released in Russia April 11, before its April 19 U.S. bow.
(From the pages of the April 2 issue of Variety.)
South Korean film distrib Cj Entertainment, working with ad agency Cheil, has given a twist to movie posters. Cj placed Wi-Fi-enabled one-sheets around Seoul; when people got near the poster, a notice »
- Variety Staff
It might seem a fool's errand to remake a Hitchcock movie. The example that springs to mind for most is Gus Van Sant's bizarre shot-for-shot recreation of Psycho. But DreamWorks memorably gave a Hitchcock premise a fun and freaky new interpretation in 2007 with Disturbia, which was inspired by Hitch's classic Rear Window. So what might this studio have in store for their in-the-works remake of Rebecca? The original 1940 movie was based on Daphne Du Maurier's celebrated novel and followed the story of a naïve newlywed, who upon marrying her wealthy widowed husband, discovera she must compete with the deceased first wife Rebecca. Early last year, DreamWorks brought Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight on board to adapt the remake, looking back to the source novel for inspiration. Deadline reports DreamWorks has now signed Danish writer-director Nikolaj Arcel to the project. Arcel co-wrote Denmark's The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo movie, »
"Eastern Promises" screenwriter Steven Knight has written an adaptation of the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock gothic 'mystery noir' "Rebecca", based on author Daphne DuMaurier‘s novel, for director Nikolaj Arcel.
Hitchcock's 1940 psychological thriller, winner of two Oscars, stars Laurence Olivier as the aristocratic widower 'Maxim de Winter', Joan Fontaine as his second wife, and Judith Anderson as psychotic housekeeper, 'Mrs. Danvers':
"...in 'Rebecca', the heroine (Fontaine) is a paid companion to the wealthy but obnoxious 'Edythe Van Hopper' (Florence Bates), when she meets widower 'Maximilian de Winter' (Olivier) in Monte Carlo. They fall in love, and within two weeks they are married.
"Maxim takes his new bride to 'Manderley', his country house in Cornwall, England. The housekeeper, 'Mrs. Danvers' (Judith Anderson), is domineering and cold, and is obsessed with the great beauty, intelligence and sophistication of the first 'Mrs. de Winter', aka 'Rebecca', preserving her former bedroom as a shrine. »
- Michael Stevens
Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel, screenwriter of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and director of the Oscar-nominated A Royal Affair, has reportedly been tapped by Dreamworks to helm the upcoming remake of Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1940 psychological thriller Rebecca.
Based upon the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Marier, Rebecca was Hitchcock's U.S. debut and starred Joan Fontaine as a naive young woman haunted by the memory of her new husband Maximilian de Winter's (Laurence Olivier) dead first wife. The film gave Hitchcock the first of four Best Picture nominations, and his only success, taking home the Oscar at the 13th Academy Awards in 1941.
The remake of Rebecca has been scripted by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises), although it is expected that Arcel and his regular collaborator Rasmus Heisterberg will deliver a quick rewrite. It becomes the second Hitchcock adaptation of a Daphne du Marier tale to get the remake treatment, »
- Flickering Myth
It’s not an easy thing to remake a Hitchcock film. While the source material is top notch, the standard to which your work will be held is a little daunting.
Nevertheless, studios keep doing these remake things, the latest being Hitchcock’s first American production, the Oscar-winning Rebecca. Nikolaj Arcel who co-scripted the Swedish The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is attached to direct. Arcel is the man behind the Oscar-nominated A Royal Affair. Eastern Promises writer Steven Knight is working on the script.
In case you aren’t familiar with Hitchcock’s Rebecca, it boasts a stellar cast including Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. Joan Fontaine plays the second wife of Olivier’s Maxim de Winter, haunted by the ghost of his beloved first wife. It’s a haunting, gothic, psychological story. Judith Anderson plays the gloriously evil housekeeper Mrs. Danvers.
Mrs Danvers - Devotedly Evil
via Deadline »
- Sara Castillo
Nikolaj Arcel’s career really seems to be taking off after getting nominated for an Academy Award for the Danish costume drama, A Royal Affair. Now it looks like he is ready to take the reigns of his first true Hollywood film, a Dreamworks produced version of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, Rebecca, best known for having been adapted by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940. It has however been described as more of an adaptation of the book rather than a straight up remake of Hitchcock’s version, although it will undoubtedly be compared to his version which was very well received. The plot of the novel is as folows:
Working as a lady’s companion, our heroine’s outlook is bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose proposal takes her by surprise. She accepts but, whisked from glamorous Monte »
- Esben Evans
Though Alfred Hitchcock has passed on, his works continue to have a life of their own. It was only just last year where the biographical details of this director were used to make a film on his life. Known as the “Master of Suspense” his movies have been influential not just in tone, but as well as the technical shots he pioneered. Coming to the forefront now is a remake of a Hitchcock classic.
Dreamworks will be working on a new version of “Rebecca” and has attached Nikolaj Arcel to direct. Arcel has had artistic success with the Oscar nominated “A Royal Affair” in his repertoire. He has also worked on the original “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” The script has been written by Steven Knight whose notable works include “Eastern Promises,” as well as the Oscar nominated “Dirty Pretty Things.”
The original cinematic version was released in 1940 and is »
- Ruben Gonzalez
Earlier last year, I reviewed a handful of Hitchcock films that got a hi-def Blu-ray release. Reviewing those discs served as a first time watch for me of those classic films. One of the standouts from that group for me was the gothic psychological thriller Rebecca (you can read my review of the film and the Blu-ray disc Here). In the film, the drawn-out and dramatic setup finally gives way to some scenes with an underlying sense of dread shot in stunning black and white photography. Deadline is now reporting that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version) screenwriter Nikolaj Arcel is set to direct a remake of Rebecca from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises). The original 1940 film was an adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s celebrated novel. Eleven nominations were bestowed on the film by the Academy and it went on to win two of those including Best Picture. »
- Michael Haffner
1.) The saga of Jane Got a Gun continues today following Jude Law's departure from the picture after director Lynne Ramsay inexplicably (and she's not talking) departed the picture only to be replaced by Gavin O'Connor. Now Law must be replaced and word has it Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges are the candidates. Personally I'm not sure how the first two compare to the third, but as the villain of the piece I guess age must not matter. La Times 2.) Brett Ratner's Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role has added a few more cast members with Ian McShane (Jack the Giant Slayer), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Rufus Sewell (Dark City), John Hurt (V for Vendetta) and newcomer Rebecca Ferguson to the picture. Filming begins in May from a script by Ryan Condal is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. The film »
- Brad Brevet
From Disturbia to the recent Stoker, not to mention countless of other films, the works of Alfred Hitchcock are continually being reimagined, drawn from, copied, etc., but now an actual formal remake is coming together. First reported on over a year ago, DreamWorks brought on Eastern Promises screenwriter Steven Knight to write an adaptation of the 1940 Hitchcock classic Rebecca, one that will [...] »
- Jack Cunliffe
Though last year’s “Hitchcock” wasn’t as much as an awards contender as originally thought (HBO’s Toby Jones and Sienna Miller-starring “The Girl” didn’t arrive to much fanfare either), it hasn’t cooled Hollywood’s interest in bringing the works of Alfred Hitchcock to a younger generation. Deadline is reporting that DreamWorks and Working Title’s brewing remake of the iconic director’s “Rebecca” has landed itself a director. Nikolaj Arcel, the director of the Oscar-nominated Danish film “A Royal Affair” and co-writer of the Swedish version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” has officially signed on the helm the remake of the classic Hitchcock film. While we weren’t as enraptured by the Best Foreign Film nominee as others were, with our review from Berlinale calling it a “perfectly decent, lavishly mounted costume drama,” it’s clear that the Danish director has a way with actors. »
- Cain Rodriguez
A year after it was announced, word has come that "A Royal Affair" helmer Nikolaj Arcel has hopped onboard to direct the latest screen adaptation of Daphne Du DuMaurier's classic psychological noir thriller "Rebecca" at DreamWorks and Working Title Films.
The book was previously adapted in 1940 as the first American film by then rising young director Alfred Hitchcock - it went on to score a Best Picture and Best Cinematography Oscar win along with nine other nominations. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson starred.
"Eastern Promises" scribe Steven Knight will go back to DuMaurier's original novel which follows an American woman who marries a 40-something widower Maximillian de Winter after a whirlwind romance, and moves into his rambling mansion Manderley.
Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, was profoundly devoted to Max's first wife Rebecca and continuously psychologically undermines her 'replacement'. At the same time divers discover the remains of Rebecca's »
- Garth Franklin
As revealed a year or so ago, a new version of Daphne du Maurier's classic novel Rebecca is coming together at Dreamworks. The screenplay is by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises), and the news just in is that the project has now found its director. Nikolaj Arcel will be taking the road to Manderly.Arcel is being tempted over to Hollywood following his Oscar-nomination for A Royal Affair, last year's excellent Danish costume drama with Mads Mikkelsen. He was also a script consultant on Lars Von Trier's Antichrist, and co-wrote Niels Arden Oplev's version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.Rebecca is, of course, the story of the second Mrs Maximilian De Winter (Rebecca was the old one). She's the otherwise-unnamed girl wooed and wed by the wealthy Max but soon haunted not by Rebecca's ghost but by her own struggle to measure up to Rebecca's legacy, »
DreamWorks’ developing remake of the classic 1940 Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca now has a director. Deadline reports that Nikolaj Arcel has been tapped to take the helm of the film, which has a script by Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight. Arcel most recently helmed the Danish film A Royal Affair, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar this year. Arcel is expected to do a quick rewrite on the script, but the report notes that his hiring already has young actresses eyeing the film. The story of Rebecca enters on a young woman who marries a rich widower, only to find that her husband’s late wife still haunts their mansion estate. The redo will apparently be closer to Daphne Du Maurier’s source novel than Hitchcock’s film, but remaking Hitch’s only Best Picture winner is still a tall order. »
- Adam Chitwood
Exclusive: Dreamworks has set Nikolaj Arcel to direct Rebecca, a remake of the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock film. The picture, which has a script draft by Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight, is being produced by Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Arcel is coming off A Royal Affair, a film that was Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, about the queen of an erratic king of Denmark who carries on with her husband’s private doctor in a dangerous affair. Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg also scripted the Swedish The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Based on the Daphne Du Maurier novel, the original Rebecca focused on a naive young woman who marries a rich widower and moves into his mansion, only to discover that the memory of the first wife is maintaining a grip on her husband and the servants. It starred Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, and it won the Best Picture Oscar. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Alfred Hitchcock seems to be getting more attention these days. There were two biopics made on the filmmaker, and there's soon to be the series prequel to Psycho-- Bates Motel. There's also been a need to remake the films of Hitchcock like 1998s Psycho with Vince Vaughn and there was supposed to be a remake of The Birds that had Jessica Biel involved. Now it seems that Dreamworks has found a director to take on their remake of Hitchcock's Rebecca. Nikolaj Arcel, whose A Royal Affair won »
- Niki Stephens
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