51. Rebecca

Kaylia and special co-host Jess discuss the 1038 novel, the 1940 movie, and the 2020 movie… Rebecca! Join us for a discussion where we try to answer the burning questions… Just how evil was Rebecca? Was Bee a lesbian? Who was the real villain? Why the heck did they make the 202 version? Plus the MAJOR change from book to the 1940 movie… and then slight change back in the 2020 movie. And yes… Star Trek trivia!


Rebecca is a 1938 Gothic novel by English author Dame Daphne du Maurier. It concerns an unnamed young woman who impetuously marries a wealthy widower, only to discover that he and his household are haunted by the memory of his late first wife, the title character. A best-seller which has never gone out of print, Rebecca sold 2.8 million copies between its publication in 1938 and 1965. It has been adapted numerous times for stage and screen, including a 1939 play by du Maurier herself, the film Rebecca (1940), directed by Alfred Hitchcock, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and the 2020 remake directed by Ben Wheatley for Netflix.

We cover the book and both movie versions in our episode.

This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Book and movie recap runs from 3.03 – 11.55

Special Cohost… Welcome Back Jess!!!!

Jess and Kaylia (2021)

Contact Jess at the Fresno EOC Sanctuary Services LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Email: lgbtq@fresnoeoc.org
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Show Notes / Sources

Our Monthly Pop-In Event

Jane Eyre

Beauty and the Beast

The West Wing (not forbidden)

NPR article about the infamous Hays Code

Downton Abbey

Law and Order

Fascists in London during the war

Our episode on Psycho

Tee shirt link

Save the Tower Theatre

Fool’s Collaborative

Other Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_(novel)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032976/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/rebecca-review-1940-movie-1098095

https://www.reelviews.net/reelviews/rebecca

https://lgbt.wikia.org/wiki/Daphne_du_Maurier

https://scalar.usc.edu/works/rebecca/du-mauriers-sexuality

https://www.litcharts.com/lit/rebecca/themes/feminism-and-gender-roles

https://keyashirali6.medium.com/fashion-and-femininity-in-alfred-hitchcocks-rebecca-1940-ce4277d674e7

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_(2020_film)

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/rebecca-2020-2/

https://www.vox.com/culture/21525431/rebecca-review-netflix

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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