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Audiovisual FILM STUDIES FOR FREE

Selected Videographic Essays and Criticism by Catherine Grant

RITES OF PASSAGE

(See "The Remix That Knew Too Much? On REBECCA, Retrospectatorship and the Making Of RITES OF PASSAGE", THE CINE-FILES, 7, Fall 2014. Online at: thecine-files.com/grant/)

A video essay on the liminal moments of the protagonist of REBECCA (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940), played by Joan Fontaine. This is a low resolution, educational, remix compilation, featuring sampled music originally composed for the film by Franz Waxman.

This work was completed in memory of Joan Fontaine (22 October 1917 − 15 December 2013).

See also the entry on Gothic Melodrama Studies in Fontaine's memory at FILM STUDIES FOR FREE: filmstudiesforfree.blogspot.com/2013/12/voluptuous-masochism-gothic-melodrama.html

Thanks go to Patricia White for the inspiration of her work on this film and on the gothic women's picture more generally (see, for example, her book UNINVITED: CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD CINEMA AND LESBIAN REPRESENTABILITY (Indiana University Press, 1999)]. Read Annamarie Jagose's interview with White for further information: genders.org/g32/g32_jagose.html (GENDERS, 32, 2000).