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).