Saturday, 17 October 2015

Mystery Movie of the Week

This week it's My Cousin Rachel based on another novel by du Maurier. My mom used to talk about this one too --  she had a thing for Richard Burton (who doesn't?!).

"The waves are crashing wildly against the rock-ribbed Cornish coast at the outset of "My Cousin Rachel" ..., and a corpse is hanging from a gibbet at a crossroads on the wind-swept moors. That is a gentle indication of the eerie and fateful mood that prevails through this excellent screen translation of Daphne du Maurier's literate romance, and that is a fair pre-warning also of the terminal satisfactions of the tale." - New York Times review 1952

Rachel Weisz is apparently in talks to star in a remake!