Falmouth University: Hitchcock’s Rebecca at 80 Two-day Conference
A famous still from the film - the second Mrs de Winter and Mrs Danvers, played by Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson
Falmouth University is hosting a two-day conference on the
subject of Alfred Hitchcock’s film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s most
famous novel, Rebecca, on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd
The film Rebecca,
released in 1940 and often described as a romantic psychological thriller, was
the first film that Alfred Hitchcock directed in the US and his first film
under contract with the producer David O Selznick. It was based on the 1938 novel of the same
name by Daphne du Maurier, and the screenplay was written by Robert E. Sherwood
and Joan Harrison. It won the 1940 Oscar
for best picture. Since then, enthusiasm
for, and interest in, the book and the film have never waned.
The film passed its
80th anniversary during the pandemic. Now Falmouth University’s conference on Hitchcock’s
Rebecca at 80 looks at a wide range of topics relating to the film, presented
by an impressive list of film studies luminaries, including Professor Helen
Hanson and Professor Patricia White.
Please click here to see the full programme of the
Hitchcock’s Rebecca at 80 Two-day Conference.
Please click here to book tickets for the conference,
which you can attend in person or online.
As part of the conference, it will be possible to attend the
Rebecca - 35mm Screening, with an introduction by Professor Patricia White,
author of BFI Film Classics: Rebecca, at the WTW Plaza Cinema in Truro
at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd June.
To book tickets for
the film, please click here and scroll down the page to the end.
Please click here
to read our review of BFI Film Classics: Rebecca by Patricia White.