FROM THE ARCHIVES: Hitchcock's Rebecca & Marnie

The second Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine) and the intimidating Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) in Alfred Hitchcock’s  Rebecca  (1940).

The second Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine) and the intimidating Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940).

A confession: I used to be a far more competent writer than I am now. Though very little of my old work still exists (unless you count all the essays that can longer be accessed but are housed in five damaged laptops and a box of corrupted external hard drives that I still drag around with me move after move in the hopes that some tech genius will repair them), I sometimes find papers tucked away in books and journals. If they in any way pertain to the subjects being discussed on any given month, I’ll be sharing them on the site. Here’s a 10 page essay from 2008 exploring gender dynamics in two of Hitchcock’s most female-centered and claustrophobically obsessive films—Rebecca & Marnie. Because I no longer have a digital copy of the file, please enjoy these pics, complete with my professor (at the time)’s comments and assorted markups.

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Marnie (Tippi Hedren) and Mark (Sean Connery) in  Marnie  (1964).

Marnie (Tippi Hedren) and Mark (Sean Connery) in Marnie (1964).

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