Just got done watching Rebecca with Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier…oops wrong Rebecca!!! Just got done watching Rebecca with Armie Hammer and Lily James, and it was not a bad film. It lumbered along a bit but pulled together. It had some strong points but would have done better as a Hitchcock film…kind of a combination of mundane story building and some late excitement with the exception of North By Northwest and the one where Paul Newman and the Gestapo Guy are strangling each other and the Frau drags them across the room and sticks the Nazi’s head into the gas oven. Gotta love Hitchcock!!! You know he did all of his own stunts!!! The reviews were pretty mundane on Rotten Tomatoes with everyone (critics and audience alike) pretty much agreeing that the film sucked…but I liked it…but not a lot. There was something I liked about the film. (Super-spoilers alert, won’t interfere with your viewing of the film but may interfere with your sleep) I liked finding Julie Andrews…again!!! I spotted her in Downton Abbey in the last episode. She was the actress Patricia Hodge.
Here she was actress Kristin Scott Thomas and did a terrific job!!
Here’s the problem…I now have to account for clones. This is far from far-fetched and I’ve run into a good number of them. I’ve found two separate clones of an actress I like which has made it very difficult identifying her since one of them has extremely similar scars as the original…if it is the original! Julie Andrews is the daughter of Walt Disney, Sharon Disney.
Her sister, Diane Disney is Diane Disney amongst other famous actresses including Joan Collins.
There have to be at least several copies of Julie and Diane as by my estimates there are or were over 300 copies of Walt. Go read the Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin and go deep on Walt. I’ve met several of the copies and I can tell you that each and every one of them was a pain in the ass and have done with them and the original. Anyway watch the film, kind of a combination of a watered down Kitchcock and Downton Abbey…Oh as an FYI, my theory about Lily James is that she’s probably a grand-daughter of Joan Fontaine, that’s the way they do things in Hollywood, and don’t forget Joan Fontaine’s mother was Lillian Fontaine, hence the Lily in Lily James.
Check out MooreHallStudios.com episodes 10-12 which gives us a refreshing slice of history, illuminating some events of WWII including the visit of the cast of “Gone with The Wind” to The Berghof, starring Joan Fontaine, Lillian Fontaine, and Walt Disney. It’s true blue…for me and you!