Du Maurier December: Daphne at the Movies

I very much doubt that the rush and bustle of Christmas Eve affords any of us the time to read long book reviews, so for today, I thought I would compile a list of Daphne du Maurier’s film adaptations.  Any of these films would be perfect to curl up with over this festive season.  I have chosen to order them chronologically.

Jamaica Inn (1939; directed by Alfred Hitchcock; based upon the novel of the same name)
–  Rebecca (1940; directed by Alfred Hitchcock; based upon the novel of the same name)
Frenchman’s Creek (1944; directed by Mitchell Leisen; based upon the novel of the same name)
The Years Between (1946; directed by Compton Bennett; based upon du Maurier’s play of the same name)
Hungry Hill (1947; directed by Brian Desmond Hurst; based upon the novel of the same name)
My Cousin Rachel (1952; directed by Henry Koster; based upon the novel of the same name)
The Scapegoat (1959; directed by Robert Hamer; based upon the novel of the same name)
The Birds (1963; directed by Alfred Hitchcock; based loosely upon du Maurier’s short story ‘The Birds’)
Don’t Look Now (1973; directed by Nicolas Roeg; British-Italian film based upon du Maurier’s short story ‘Don’t Look Now’)

Adaptations from around the world:
Kohraa (1964; directed by Biren Nag; an Indian thriller horror film based upon Rebecca)
Anamika (2008; directed by Anant Mahadevan; a Bollywood film based upon Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of Rebecca)

Which of these have you watched?

4 thoughts on “Du Maurier December: Daphne at the Movies

    • I didn’t get around to re-reading either ‘Frenchman’s Creek’ or ‘Rebecca’ for my project, but I really enjoyed both and absolutely love the latter! Glad to hear that you do too. 🙂

  1. Hi Kirsty! The only movie on this list that I have seen is The Birds and to this day I am extremely frightened of crows! My coworker said that native Americans believe it is bad luck to see a single crow. Anyways, I really love classic movies and this is a really good list! I also always love a good Bollywood movie! Sincerely, Nora

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