I saw the 1997 movie after 1940 version, and I have to say this is my favourite adaptation of Rebecca. I watched it right after finishing the book, and it seemed to me that all the actors in the movie played their roles brilliantly!
Dear Beatrice and her husband, kind faithful Frank, all the servants. Mrs Danvers and her cold smile. Mrs van Hopper is unforgettable. Even though it is absolutely not the character described in the book, she brings a lot to the film. She is silly, funny, you want to pity her, and you feel, why Maxim dislikes her so much. Her every move, every glance is just right!
Emilia Fox is so natural, so innocent. Her every gesture is childish and truthful. She represented second Mrs. de Winter very close to the impression, made on me by the book.
When I read the book, I did not like Maxim at all! He was brutal and cold and he treated her very badly. But I completely and absolutely fallen in love with Maxim by Charles Dance. There is so mush passion and tenderness and love in their relationship. He is an absolute aristocrat who is ready to do everything for the sake of his estate and the reputation of his family. He is very romantic in this version.
I highly recommend this adaptation of Rebecca! :) xx