Just this minute finishes reading “The Parasites”. Very different emotions, themes and human subjects covered throughout that novel. The tale and settings were also something new and far away from what I’ve read so far in Jamacia Inn, Rebecca, Frenchman’s Creek and My Cousin Rachel.
My Cousin Rachel (9.6.17)
MYSTERY/ROMANTIC DRAMA -Roger Michell( Directed and Writen by)
(Based upon the 1951 novel 'MY COUSIN RACHEL' -Daphne du Maurier)
A well filmed classic middle vintage movie running slowly around the faith one could have on each other.Philip an orphan left into the world after the death of his mother. Ambrose (His cousin)takes him in and thus happens a father son bond between them.Years passed Philip goes to meet his cousin from the strange letters he has been receiving and there he stands with no one on his side but with his dead cousin's wealth.He comes to know of a girl,ambrose was married to who is behind this.He swears revenge to give all the sufferings his cousin had gone through to her who is a distant cousin of Philip but fate makes him fall for her beauty,genality and the kindness of her heart.The spell's made by her moves him close to her but twist can't be digestive here .Rachel's beautiful and her acting has brought the film very good.The film is all about misunderstanding and love at first sight .And I say again the climax cant be hold up
RATINGS - 8/10
Golden Trailer Award--WINNER --------------------------------------------------------------------
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My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier. .
The first time I opened Rebecca by Du Maurier and came across this opening “Last night I dreamt of Manderlay again “ I thought this is the best opening ever !! Never thought I would find the best ending line on another Du Maurier!! how is this for the ending . “ they used to hang men at The Four Turnings in the old days .Not anymore though “ Tightly plotted with small clues sipping out here and there combined with subtle humour with the same Du Maurier signature style of gothic mystery, dark , gritty,suspicion, jealousy, suspense and psychological mind games. First person narrated by Philip a plausible reliable narrator who after became an orphan at a young age was raised by his resolutely single cousin Ambrose that’s is until he went to Italy fell in love and got married to a distant cousin Rachel !! Du Maurier masterful builds the tension slowly at the same time manipulating our loyalty between the protagonist and his Cousin Rachel all the way through to the end!! 😅 honestly I was frustrated and on the edge the whole time I was reading this book. Simply put this is Du Maurier at her absolutely best !! I love everything about this book ! 👌
Have you read this book ? What did you think of it? Happy Friday everyone! ❤️
“The point is, life has to be endured, and lived. But how to live it is the problem.”
Daphne du Maurier, My Cousin Rachel
Just finished this book this morning and wow @anicegreenleaf was right, it’s better than Rebecca. And Rebecca is one of my favourites. This book is so full of emotions - I was intrigued, suspicious, angry, puzzled.
The story is narrated by Philip Ashley, a young man who was adopted by his cousin, Ambrose. Ambrose didn’t want to marry and he raised Philip to be his heir. The Ashley’s household never had women in it and Philip grew up with his cousin as his role model.
Because of illness, Ambrose went to Italy where it’s warmer. In Florence, he wrote to Philip, that he met a relative, their cousin Rachel. Rachel’s father, an Englishman, married an Italian woman and they had moved there since. Ambrose was glad that he had found a company and as guessed, fell in love and marry Rachel.
This came as a shock to Philip since he knew well that Ambrose hated the company of any women. He felt jealous and saw Rachel as a woman who stole Ambrose from him. But before the bride and groom returned to England, Philip received distressing letters from Ambrose. He fell ill and he wrote that Rachel watched him constantly and that he didn’t trust her. The second later sent a chill down my spine:
‘For God’s sake come to me quickly. She has done for me at last, Rachel my torment. If you delay it might be too late.’
Daphne du Maurier is one of my favourite writers whose works so far never fail to impress me. In ‘Rebecca’ we have the infamous anti-heroine and in ‘My Cousin Rachel’... well, this is the kind of book that makes you doubt everyone in the book. Was Rachel fiend? Was Philip mad? What really did happen? Not many writers can skilfully craft this type of plot and execute it so brilliantly like du Maurier. Have you read this? What do you think?
#dumauriermonday#daffersanddaffodils 🌼 #dodgycoverlove#badassprotagonists .
Here’s my first submission for @maria_likes_to_read’s #dodgycoverlove - does it qualify, Maria? In my opinion the protagonist Honor, looks a bit suggestive here and dare I say it, quite badass!!🤭 @drlauravarnam mentioned last week that Honor from The King’s General is her favourite du Maurier heroine, and I think she’s also mine. This gothic fiction based during the English Civil War, follows beautiful and intelligent Honor Harris, who has been left paralysed after a riding incident at the age of eighteen. Despite her wheelchair, Honor is a fiercely independent woman, who achieves much and overcomes adversity. She continues her passionate love affair with Sir Richard Grenvile and she plays a significant role in supporting the Cornish rebellion. I’ve posted before about the Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls books, and how these highlight contemporary and historical women who have overcome obstacles to achieve success...well, if there was a “Rebel Girls” of fictional protagonists, Honor should be in it! #badassprotagonists#rebelgirlsprotagonists
And...I’ve just put myself in the mood to read this again (read it twice so far)! Why am I such a re-reader?! I didn’t realise that about myself pre-bookstagram, and I’m not quite sure what it says about my personality. Any psychologist bookstagrammers out there with insights?
Hoping to see lots more posts for @maria_likes_to_read’s #dodgycoverlove - I think it has plenty of mileage. Maria and I seem to share a similar sense of humour, and all week she has been sending me such funny book cover pictures in messages! Between #dodgycoverlove and #blacksheepofbookstagram , we’ve all your quirkier needs catered for 😉👍🖤🐑
Getting a head start on #dumauriermonday with a post about #MyCousinRachel .
🌸 After my post about the Olivia de Havilland adaptation last week, I thought I’d share this old copy of the Radio Times which has a feature on Geraldine Chaplin who starred in the 1983 BBC tv version, with Christopher Guard as Philip. (Geraldine is Charlie Chaplin’s daughter)
🌸 This is the only adaptation of Rachel I have never seen! 😱 Have any of you? It isn’t available on dvd or online as far as I know.
🌸 And I definitely didn’t buy this new Virago copy of Rachel this week after @mylondonreadingroom posted theirs last Monday. (Yes I totally did 😆)
🌸 Term has now finished in Oxford and I am getting back to work on #mydumaurierbook tomorrow! I cannot wait!
BOOK REVIEW! My Cousin Rachel - Daphne Du Maurier ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“He was like someone sleeping who woke suddenly and found the world...all the beauty of it, and the sadness too. The hunger and the thirst. Everything he had never thought about or known was there before him, and magnified into one person who by chance, or fate--call it what you will--happened to be me.”
Daphne Du Maurier is an expert at creating atmosphere, and she knocked it out of the park once again. The way that Rachel is described throughout this book is kind of like the first time someone drinks alcohol, it's all great and wonderful, you feel lighter, it's easier to talk to people, then you have too much, you get disoriented, and feel sick and lost and alone. Except alcohol doesn't know what it's doing, it isn't sentient. Rachel however, she's more calculating. She actually reminded me of an early version of Amy from Gone Girl. That cold way that she makes people feel like they are losing their minds.
Du Maurier once again expertly drags us through the tale. Much like Philip Ashley we don't realise what is happening until it is too late, and there is no going back. In some ways Philip struck me as quite an unlikeable and self-righteous character, but as you see him get drawn further and further into the story I started to feel more sympathetic towards him, until I bottomed out at pity towards the end of the book. I love the way that this book makes you feel things, and plunges you into the world of the characters. You can smell the smoke in the rooms, you can feel the mud underfoot, and hear the rain on the windows, once again she creates something so visceral and lifelike.
I found this book a bit more difficult than Rebecca (and we can't help always comparing to Rebecca), as I didn't find Philip to be hugely likeable, and so there were times when he was soliloquising or thinking very hard when I kind of wish that he would hurry up. Despite that, this was still a solid 4 star read for me.
9 7616 March, 2019
It’s the weekend!
Whilst I won’t have lots of time this weekend for reading as I’m hard at work on TP&HS: Book 2, when I do get some spare time in between staring at a blank screen/crying in frustration/laughing at my own stupid jokes, I’m going to be reading My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier and Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery.
I’m not *loving* Anne of Avonlea as much as I’d hoped because it feels like a regurgitation of the same scenes from Anne of Green Gables. Which is a shame, but it does mean I’m looking forward to the next book, Anne of the Island, a little bit more because I know that her writing can be so much more exciting! I still love Anne and think she’s amazing, but this isn’t quite doing it for me.
On the other hand, My Cousin Rachel is SO GOOD. I’m only a few chapters in but it’s already so gripping and atmospheric. Exactly what I’ve come to know and love with her books!
What are you hoping to read this weekend?
دختر عموی من ریچل» . فیلمی انگلیسی_آمریکایی در سبک ملودرام و کارگاهی که بر اساس رمانی به همین نام از دافنه دوموریه ساخته شده
داستان فیلم به سال ۱۸۳۰ بازمیگردد، جایی که فیلیپ اشلی ( سام کلافلین) در کودکی یتیم شده است و زمینداری با نام آمبروز (با نقش آفرینیِ خودِ سام کلافلین) او را به فرزندی قبول کرده است.
آمبروز که فرد ثروتمندی محسوب میشود، چندین زمین زراعی و چراگاههای بزرگ دارد و در محیطی کاملا مردانه فیلیپ را بزرگ میکند. دنیای این نجیبزاده بریتانیایی در حقیقت بهشتی است خشن و مردانه که پر است از اسبها، صخرههای کنار ساحل، مرگ و شعر.
. نقشآفرینی جانانه ریچل وایز ، یکی از بهترین ویژگیهای فیلم محسوب میشود که تماشای اثر را برای هر علاقهمند به سینمایی واجب میکند. وایز در حقیقت شخصیت کلیدی داستان است .
These are the other two #DuMaurier adaptations that I couldn’t lay my hands on when I posted my DVD collection for #dumauriermonday this week! 🎞 The 1997 Rebecca starring Emilia Fox, Charles Dance, and Diana Rigg, for ITV. Fun fact: Emilia’s mother, Joanna David, played Mrs de Winter in the 1979 adaptation of Rebecca! 🎞 The 1952 My Cousin Rachel starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton. 📚 Plus two Penguin paperbacks illustrated by Colin Mier. 🎞 I was lucky enough to meet a friend of Olivia de Havilland at the premiere of the Daphne du Maurier documentary in 2017. De Havilland had asked her friend to ask the Du Maurier experts whether Daphne herself knew if Rachel was guilty or innocent, for over sixty years she had still been fascinated by the character! I was astounded and so thrilled to talk to her friend, alongside Du Maurier expert Ann Willmore from Bookends of Fowey. Daphne herself always oscillated between Rachel’s guilt and innocence, sometimes she thought she did it, other times she didn’t! Like Philip, the narrator, Daphne herself was bewitched and baffled by her character! #mydumaurierbook#daphnedumaurier#rebecca#mycousinrachel#oliviadehavilland#emiliafox#adaptations#bookstagram#oldhollywood#bookendsoffowey#inrebeccasfootsteps