Rebecca

Rebecca (1940) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock's brilliant Oscar-winning film was based on Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name (published in 1938), and which is, in turn, a similar re-telling of Charlotte Brontë's Gothic novel, Jane Eyre. Rebecca was Hitchcock's only film to win Best Picture from the Academy. David O. Selznick was hoping … Continue reading Rebecca

The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther (1963) Director: Blake Edwards The Pink Panther is the first film in the "Pink Panther" series, featuring Peter Sellers as the bumbling but lovable French inspector, Jacques Clouseau. Unfortunately, Inspector Clouseau is something of a secondary character in this first picture, with the focus turned primarily to Sir Charles Lytton (played by … Continue reading The Pink Panther

Jaws

Jaws (1975) Director: Steven Spielberg Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel of the same name, Jaws is the classic horror film about a massive great white shark plaguing a summer New England resort town. Benchley, who later regretted creating fear-based literature focused on sharks, makes a small cameo as a reporter on the beach in … Continue reading Jaws