Most would think that this movie would be a stark contrast from the previous best picture winner. How can anything top the classic that is Gone With The Wind? Rebecca is back to black and white, but it is Hitchcock, so everything else about this movie screams epic just as much as the winner from the year before.
Although, if the epicness title was to be decided in a fist fight, which would obviously pit Scarlet O'hara against Mrs. Danvers (If you have already seen Rebecca you will understand when I say; in the words of Ace Ventura, "Obsess much!") I still think Scarlet's fierceness would win.
Joan Fontaine, I just discovered and instantly love her, plays a young woman who married a man (Laurence Olivier) that may still be in love with his deceased wife. Once the newly married couple arrives back to his expansive estate it is discovered that the mansion is completely overcome by the presence of his dead wife.
The intense mystery and equally frightening moments of Rebecca are crafted so well throughout, which truly keeps any audience gripped to figuring out what the hell is going on.
It's been said before and it will probably be said again; By a unanimous decision, Rebecca is the most enjoyable movie that has won the Oscar for best picture (so far).
Keep em comin!