The Classic 1938 Novel by Daphne du Maurier Vs. the 1940 Film
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
The Margos are dreaming about Manderley in this listener-suggested episode--Rebecca. TheDaphne du Maurier1938 novel which was a bestseller at the time and has never been out of print. In 1940--Alfred Hitchcockadapted it as his first American feature. (You can watch it onYouTube!)
Du Maurier is a fascinating subject as she was a cousin of theLlewelyn Daviesboys who were the object of the obsession ofJ.M. Barrie--the creator ofPeter Pan. The Margos talk about her love of Cornwall, England, her distaste for small talk and how her marriage resembled the one featured inRebecca.
The book & movie are both considered classics and we have all of the tidbits, trivia and behind the scenes gossip. Get ready for a gothically good time!
In this episode the Margos discuss :
Du Maurier’s backstory (and rumors about her plagiarizing materials)
The main plot of book & movie (and how they differ)