Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Newsweek International > 16th June 2017 > Widow’s Pique Rachel Weisz has her way with classic melodrama in My Cousin Rachel

Widow’s Pique Rachel Weisz has her way with classic melodrama in My Cousin Rachel

+ FAMILY PLOT? Weisz as the mysterious title character in My Cousin Rachel.

DIRECTOR ROGER MICHELL has been quoted as saying of the novel My Cousin Rachel that its creator, Daphne du Maurier, “lights her scenes like Caravaggio and writes them like Hitchcock.” So how to account for his film version, one without menace or shadows or the voluptuous morbidity that’s the hallmark of gothic melodrama? It’s true that du Maurier’s novel which the English author of Rebecca and The Birds published in 1951—has its sluggish patches. But it also has a cumulative gloomy undertow, and it’s a ine example of melodrama, a much-derided form that has frequently served to express what can only be called feminist concerns.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Newsweek International - 16th June 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 16th June 2017
Or 549 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 0,74 per issue
Or 3799 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 1,06 per issue
Or 449 points

View Issues

About Newsweek International

Freedom From Choice - Political operatives used fake news, Big Data and Facebook to suppress the vote and rile up racists in 2016. It’s going to be even uglier next time ’round.