Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rebecca #3

Mrs. Danvers forces the narrator to listen to her obsessive rant about the first Mrs. DeWinter. The performance of Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers seems to me exactly the performance that an Egyptian sphinx,  inserted into domestic service, would give - stony, unknowable, implacable.

10 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

i liked the curve of the dress on the floor .it gives a confortable feeling , i don't know why .
my dashboard didn't show your blog today . that part where we see the new posts of the blogs followed .
thau !!!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Oooh! That Mrs Danvers was evil, EVIL! I like the way you can't see her feet in the illustration ,she would glide silently from room to room like a phantom.

notmassproduced said...

the Rebecca series is definately my fave!

California Girl said...

Judith looks great. I always wanted her to smack Joan Fontaine. No, that was me who wanted to smack Joan Fontaine. She was ALWAYS a milquetoast. Did I spell that correctly? Think of her in "Suspicion" another Rebecca role. aaarrggghh. I guess she was a good milquetoast.

Bee said...

I love the word "stony" as applied to certain faces.

My youngest daughter was reading this book while we were in Spain. She is one of those people who talks (even yells) at her books, and she was getting quite exercised over Mrs. Danvers' evil ways.

I received Alice today -- MANY THANKS. It might take a bit of time to fit in a trip to Oxford, though.

femminismo said...

The new Mrs. DeWinter must grow some backbone - poor, poor thing. It's not easy facing up to the Mrs. Danvers of the world. - Jeanne

Megan said...

Oh boy, oh boy. Will we get to see Jasper?

Elise said...

Hello, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your wonderful post, thank you - I'm really loving your blog too !

Denise Gallagher said...

I so love your works...
Such a great idea! They are wonderful!

And, hey, yeah! You guessed right... my illustration IS of Tom Waits! I'm so pleased that you recognized him!

Have a great day!
Denise

Tomás Serrano said...

Mrs. Danvers is fantastic! The set is perfect for this scene.