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    The film officially has a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes. That alone proves that this a Best Picture remake that was unnecessary. Therefore, I officially boycott this film in the name good taste!

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    The film officially has a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes. That alone proves that this a Best Picture remake that was unnecessary. Therefore, I officially boycott this film in the name good taste!

    It serves them well. Shitty remakes that bring nothing new to the table.

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    Absolutely awful. The chemistry between Armie Hammer and Lily James is non-existent.

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    The film officially has a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes. That alone proves that this a Best Picture remake that was unnecessary. Therefore, I officially boycott this film in the name good taste!

    I’d join you but I don’t even have Netflix, though I might sign up to watch Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Besides, I’d rather wait for Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story to make it out of quarantine before deciding if a remake of a Best Picture winner can ever win Best Picture. Maybe Rebecca isn’t Hitchcock’s greatest (though arguably he was busy using his talents to keep David O. Selznick out of his hair), but it’s his only film that even sniffed at a top Oscar (though arguably because Selznick double-billed it with Gone with the Wind).

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    Here’s my review of the film: https://thecinemike.wordpress.com/2020/10/22/movie-review-rebecca/

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    Me confused as to why I watched this in the first place knowing it was bad–

    – The script was absolutely ATROCIOUS and Jane Goldman should have her WGA and WGB mentions ripped up.

    – Ben Wheately should change profession.

    – Armie Hammer needs to do something to save his career fast.

    – This is the worst edited film of the year and the visual effects could have been done on a Sony Xperia Z mobile.

    – Armie Hamer and Lily James have no chemistry whatsover.

    On the plus side :

    – Lily James was awful and this was her worst performance but I think part of the reason why she was so bad was because she was badly miscast. She tried her best but she just seemed to be acting on screen every second which kind of made this her worst performance (I mean Joan Fontaine would never).

    – Kristin Scott-Thomas is excellent and I won’t mind her making it into the Supporting Actress category if the field ends up being weak because I’d rather have a fantastic performance in a terrible film nominated rather than a mediocre performance from a mediocre film.

    – Jane Lapotaire proves why she’s Queen.

    – Hopefully this finally makes the case for why one should never remake a Hitchcock film. Please!!!!

    Rating: 1.5/10

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    To be fair, the people behind this movie have stated that this version was supposed to be more in line with the original novel by incorporating aspects that weren’t able to be included in the Hitchcock film due to the Hays Code in 1940. Also keep in mind that this story has been retold in the years since then on television, radio, and the theatre stage. Though I can definitely understand how those who are mainly familiar with the Hitchcock film would be complaining about whether or not a new film of Rebecca is even necessary.

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    Besides, I’d rather wait for Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story to make it out of quarantine before deciding if a remake of a Best Picture winner can ever win Best Picture.

    I highly doubt any story is going to end up winning Best Picture twice. In fact, if you look at each of the Oscar champs that went on to be retold on the big screen, Mutiny on the Bounty was the only one where its reboot (from 1962) was also nominated for Best Picture, and it’s still seen as inferior to the 1935 version.

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