I am sorry but no offense but there is no way in hell In Our Time is a Rebecca rip off. Have u ever even seen Rebecca?!?!?! This movie (in our time) has to do with the poles right before and during the German occupation of ww2 and a love story behind.
Rebecca is totally different.
I mean really.
In Our Time is about a thousand miles away from Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca.
I have In Our Time on DVD. I burned it off of TCM.
The Truth is out there.
I make it a point not to comment on films I haven't watched. I do suggest that you watch it again, and keep in mind the characters - not the plot. And you will then find that there are great similarities.
I was watching it as I was writing my comment. I think u are the one who needs to watch it again. The only similarities are the fact that she is a new wife to a rich older dude and one member of the family has trouble accepting her. That is it and those are very, very weak similarities at that. Have I told u that I have this movie on DVD, which I am sure that u do not since it is not available on VHS or DVD unless u tape it off of TCM.
I will say it again In Our Time is not a Rebecca rip off at all.
In Our time is about the occupation of Poland at the beginning of world war 2 how the hell is that like Rebecca. Sorry but for someone who has MartinSheen.net as their signature, I hardly doubt u are any kind of authority on classic film and since I am going to be on TCM in November------
The Truth is out there.
I have discussed this with someone else who watched the movie when it was on TCM recently, and he also said that it was a "Rebecca" ripoff. Maybe you are just a "surface" viewer who doesn't get into the depth of a film.
And as far as being an "authority" on classic pictures, I don't claim to be, but I have seen over 10,000 movies and have a DVD collection of over 1000 films and 600 laserdiscs.
And having Martin Sheen in my signature should in no way reflect on my tastes and judgement when it comes to films. He is a very nice guy and a great actor. That would be like me judging you because your user name is "kimpunkrock."
And just being on TCM does not make a person a film expert. Carrie Fisher and Ben Mankiewicz are proof of that.
It does start out kind of like Rebecca (but without Rebecca) but eventually it turns into typical noble peasant World War II propaganda. There are pink overtones, Count Henreid works with the peasants to bring in the harvest and share it with them. How communal! With Ckopin to remind us they're Polish. All in all quite a mishmash... Rebecca, after all, isn't terribly original either. It owes quite a bit to Jane Eyre, don't you think? HRshare
I agree that the only similarity is that Jennifer is employed as a companion to a rich rather foolish woman and that both fall in love with a rich man; both leave their employer abruptly after a whirlwind romance. There ends the similarities. Jennifer is not the meek,insecure, shy girl that the second Mrs. De Winter was.
The plot is completely different. Rebecca is a suspense filled mystery. You are always curious as to the dead Rebecca and what happened to destroy her marriage. It is mostly a story confined to Mandalay (sp?)and the way Mrs. Danvers controls and frightens Maxim's new wife.
In our time has a much broader world view. It is not like Rebecca at all after the beginning.
Calling it a ripoff of Rebecca is just plain wrong.
It makes about as much sense as saying that because both Titanic and Jaws occurs in water that Jaws is a ripoff of Titanic.
Oh this sounds just LIKE a rip-off of CASABLANCA (1942). After all, wasn't PAUL HENREID in both? Wasn't "Uncle Adie" mentioned in both or a cause of much of the action? Weren't FOREIGN CITIES mentioned in both and the scene of much of the action in both?
I mean...get your FACTS straight here.
Was Claude Rains in this one???????????????????????????????????????/
Hi kimpunkrock I saw you on TCM - that was you with all those tattoos I presume. You look like a diehard classix fan. Truly!
Your absolutely right LMayberry, the plot device of the insecure social companion/secretary being wooed by the super sophisticated playboy was blatantly ripped off from Rebecca, right down to the packing of the bags in the hotel before she quits to run off to marry him! But, the similarites end there.
Despite what some others have written this film has such style, is so well acted, produced and Photographed, I have to regard it as a 'classic' ~ Sadly, the world of this tragic era needed tales such as this to lift the morale of so many defeated and battered people. We may have seen it all before, but isn't it good....