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I broke down and took Benadryl last night, and I actually slept more than seven hours. My best night's sleep in weeks. I'm a little groggy now, but that's better than teetering at the edge of hallucinations from sleep deprivation, which was my yesterday.

And I awoke to a couple of gorgeous sketches for the cover of Dear Sweet Filthy World, courtesy Tran Nguyen.

I did not write A and B yesterday. Other things happened. Then I ended up making a trip to two branches of the Providence Public Library. And to the post office. And the market.

Last night, we watched Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), one of my favorite Hitchcock films, based on one of my favorite novels. Joan Fontaine was only twenty-two when she played the second Mrs. de Winter, and she steals every single frame of film in which she appears. If I were the sort of person who wrote such things, I'd someday write an essay on the many ways the Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House (1959) and Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca (1938) mirror one another. But I'm not the sort of person who writes such things.

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I think that's all for now. It's a gorgeous day out there, 77˚F and 47% humidity at the moment. I want to be at the shore; instead, I'll sit here and write, which is what I do. Josh Boone is calling at four, and I have to make some progress before then. I'm unaccustomed to sleeping so late.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

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setsuled
Sep. 2nd, 2016 04:46 pm (UTC)
Last night, we watched Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), one of my favorite Hitchcock films, based on one of my favorite novels.

According to Wikipedia, it was at David O. Selznick's insistence that the film stay as true to the novel as possible. Maybe that's why the film feels like one of the least Hitchcockian Hitchcock films to me though I do like it.

Joan Fontaine was only twenty-two when she played the second Mrs. de Winter, and she steals every single frame of film in which she appears.

She is great. This film and Suspicion really show how great she could be, I feel like she never really had decent opportunities after that. The Hammer film she was in in the 60s, The Witches, is pretty good though it seemed like she was even then still being type cast based on her two best roles. It would've been great if Hitchcock had made a movie starring her and her sister.
dipsomaniac
Sep. 2nd, 2016 04:58 pm (UTC)
Happy to hear you got a good night's sleep.
eluneth
Sep. 2nd, 2016 05:20 pm (UTC)
Very excited to see Nguyen's cover work. The Agents of Dreamland cover reveal was thrilling.

You're making me want to re-read Rebecca... it's such a good end-of-summer novel, too.
sovay
Sep. 2nd, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC)
My best night's sleep in weeks.

I am glad to hear you got it.
Kiki Lang
Sep. 2nd, 2016 09:21 pm (UTC)
Escape? I'm still here.
Just watched "45", sort of Rebecca in reverse. It must be an English thing.
greygirlbeast
Sep. 2nd, 2016 09:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Escape? I'm still here.

What must be an English thing?
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