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  1. Daniel Day-Lewis weaves brilliant romance in 'Phantom Thread'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 11 | Boston Herald

    ... of Hitchcock's film, although Manville's Cyril has so many more facets, many of them amusing, and Alma is Joan Fontaine's timid, new Mrs. de Winter, although Alma, who cooks a mighty ambiguous wild mushroom omelet, is no victim-in-waiting. But ...


  2. Movies: Paul Thomas Anderson talks 'Phantom Thread' and why England is 'not the Valley'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 11 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... chops, and she can stick her chin right up next to Daniel's and not back down. And there's a little bit of a Joan Fontaine thing in there. Q: About those dresses - gorgeous, of course, and tactile in a way I can't ever recall seeing on film. A: We ...


  3. Rewind: Obsession, Unspoken and Unacknowledged: 'Letter From an Unknown Woman'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2017 | The New York Times

    ... mainly directed by A migrA s like Douglas Sirk . The impetus for the movie came from its star, Joan Fontaine. Then about 30, Ms. Fontaine enjoys an onscreen transformation as her character, Lisa, evolves from a 15-year-old mouseburger to a ...


  4. First - Phantom Thread' Screening Unveils Another Obsessive...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | SFGate

    ... '40s and '50s dramas like "Rebecca," "Gaslight" and "Vertigo," and by more obscure films like the 1943 Joan Fontaine movie "The Constant Nymph." But he was careful not to model his film after them: "You remember them and you idolize them," he said, ...


  5. Joan Fontaine Centennial: The WitchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 |

    Tell me if you've heard this plot before: a closed-minded outsider with a sordid spiritual history comes to a rural UK village where they slowly unravel a plot involving each and every member of the town being in on the ritual sacrifice of a virginal young woman, with a twist. You're thinking The Wicker Man , right? Well seven years before Christopher Lee did his exuberant little dance beside that infamous flaming totem Joan Fontaine got there first in 1966's The Witches , an actual Hammer production that really doesn't get the love it earns... Joan plays Gwen Mayfield, a Christian Missionary who in an opening flashback is seen being surrounded by marauding witch doctors in Africa.


  6. Joan Fontaine Centennial: Jane EyreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2017 |

    Your suscription dimes make an enormous difference to The Film Experience in terms of stability and budget to dream bigger. Consider... Joan Fontaine's reign at the top of the Hollywood pyramid was short and intense: three out of four movies made in three out of four years netted her Oscar nominations, with a win for the second, Suspicion .


  7. Fontaine Centennial: Mrs de Winter in "Rebecca"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2017 |

    ... in terms of stability and budget to dream bigger. Consider... For the next few days we'll be celebrating Joan Fontaine's Centennial. Here's Eric on her most famous picture... David O. Selznick, Joan Fontaine, and Alfred Hitchcock at the Oscars for ...


  8. Thrilling afternoon at Beamish this Halloween will serve up chilling film along with afternoon teaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | Chronicle Live

    ... 31 is the date for the diary for an extra-thrilling bill. The 1940 classic, starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, is an enduring psychological drama that never fails to send shivers down the spine. Alfred Hitchcock's take on the mystery novel ...


  9. Olivia de Havilland Fast FactsRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2017 | WICU12 Erie

    ... with rigid studio control over an actor's career. Due to de Havilland's long-standing feud with sister Joan Fontaine, the siblings were seated on opposite ends of the stage during an Oscar winners' reunion in 1979. Timeline: 1934 - Wins a ...


  10. Criterion Collection returns to Manderley with 'Rebecca'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Alfred Hitchcock's only movie to win the Academy Award for best picture, "Rebecca" may not be the first film that leaps to mind when we think of the Master of Suspense's signature achievements. But this precise and luxuriant rendition of Daphne du Maurier's masterful gothic romance is still entertainment of a very high order, with a riveting psychological triangle embodied by Joan Fontaine , Laurence Olivier and the incomparable Judith Anderson, surely the greatest Mrs. Danvers that ever was.


  11. Alfred Hitchcock birth anniversary: 7 surprising facts about the filmmakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2017 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    ... Alma Reville. Hitchcock directed eight different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, Albert Bassermann, Michael Chekhov, Claude Rains, Ethel Barrymore and Janet Leigh. Fontaine won an Oscar for ...


  12. What's on TV: Wednesday, August 9Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2017 | The Age

    ... into the lives and work of some of the biggest names from the golden years of Hollywood. Tonight's subject is Joan Fontaine, and the program does a good job of charting her story from her birth in Tokyo in 1917 through her famously difficult ...


  13. My Cousin RachelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... forgotten 1952 Hollywood version (which starred a very young Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland, sister of Joan Fontaine, who had starred in Alfred Hitchcock's very successful adaptation of du Maurier's Rebecca ) or a change of perspective on ...


  14. My Cousin Rachel review: A pleasurably intriguing romanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2017 | The Age

    No one would deny the novelist Daphne du Mauriera knew how to spin a tale, the best-known example being Rebecca , filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940, with Joan Fontaine as a meek bride forced to compete with the memory of her husband's first wife. Du Maurier's later novel, My Cousin Rachel, is a variation on some of the same themes - and while writer-director Roger Michel is not exactly Hitchcock, his new adaptation generates a fair degree of pleasurable intrigue.


  15. Joan Fontaine Fast FactsRead the original story

    May 12, 2017 |

    Marriages: Alfred Wright Jr. ; Collier Young ; William Dozier ; Brian Aherne During the filming of "Rebecca," director Alfred Hitchcock convinced her that everyone on the set hated her in an effort to make her performance as a shy and uneasy character more credible. At the time of her Best Actress Oscar win, February 1942, she was the youngest to win the award at the age of 23. The long-standing feud with her sister was at such a peak during one Oscar winners' reunion in 1979 that they had to be seated on opposite ends of the stage.


  16. Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon's Broadway triumph in - The Little FoxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | The Daily Beast

    ... if you have seen William Wyler's 1941 movie (which earned Davis a Best Actress Oscar nomination; she lost to Joan Fontaine in Suspicion ). So, if you have the disposable income and over five hours to spare, go and indulge yourself. If, however, you ...


  17. Jane Eyre 1944 in BuxtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2017 | Bronte Blog

    ... adaptations. Directed by Buxton-born Robert Stevenson, with a script co-written by Aldous Huxley and starring Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles (look out for a young Elizabeth Taylor who is not credited). Jane Eyre remains a compelling gothic literary ...


  18. The Women a comedy classic from a bygone eraRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | Nelson Mail

    Hollywood's leading ladies Joan Fontaine, left, Paulette Goddard, Mary Boland, Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer in a scene from the 1939 classic film The Women. On the last Thursday in March, at the Suter Theatre, Nelson Film Society is screening the first of its 'Classic' films for the year.