REBECCA ALWAYS REBECCA
October 12, 2020
Clint Mansell Shares Track From Ben Wheatley’s Remake of REBECCA
Not a horror film but a strong and powerful romantic mystery thriller, director Ben Wheatley’s remake of REBECCA, based on the Daphne Du Maurier (THE BIRDS) novel famously filmed in 1940 by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, and Judith Anderson. The new film stars with Lily James as Armie Hammer as “Maxim De Winter,” “The Second Mrs. De Winter,” and Kristin Scott Thomas as “Mrs. Danvers” the housekeeper. The story tells of a young newlywed who arrives at her husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
Clint Mansell has scored the film with a deliciously symphonic air of mystery and foreboding. REBECCA (Music From The Netflix Film) will be released digitally by Lakeshore Records and Invada Records on Friday, October 23. A track from the score, “Rebecca, Always Rebecca,” debuted earlier today at The Quietus website and is now posted to YouTube—listen to it below (then watch the film trailer below that):
Watch the trailer from the new REBECCA: