Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Manderley Mansion

As many of you know, I have an interest in the connection between miniatures and film making. In today's world of amazing technique in miniature making, I am still most impressed with the generations proceeding us who used their talent in far more primitive ways to create the most astonishing 'illusions' with MINIS. One of my favorite novels is 'Rebecca' by Daphne du Maurier. It sent chills through me as a teenager with its gripping tale of the mysterious death of Rebecca and the connection to the formidable mansion known as Manderley. Alfred Hitchcock brought the character of the house to life in the 1940 film. His use of miniatures were as inventive and crafted with as much quality as his more well known peer of the day, Tara of GWTW. While crafting and enjoying our generation of polymers, abundance of materials, and computer generated graphics, I hope you take a moment to appreciate what past miniaturists accomplished with shoe boxes, paint and dreams! ~judy www.justminiaturescale.com

The model of the Manderley Mansion form the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock film 'Rebecca'. Apparently the model was so large it occupied an entire sound stage. It was enhanced with matte paintings for sky and scenery for all of the exterior shots.

The model of the Manderley Mansion form the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock film 'Rebecca'. Ah, alas, the movie models always seemed to go up in smoke!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Judy,
    It was a fantastic model. Rebecca is also on my top 10 favorite books.
    Big hug,


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