Once again the Minack will be transformed into the ultimate outdoor cinema. Enjoy two cinematic classics, Hitchcock’s Rebecca on Friday and Spielberg’s Jaws on Saturday, with stunning views of the Cornish coastline and Atlantic ocean as your backdrop.
Rebecca – Friday October 4 at 7.45pm
Based on the novel by by Cornwall’s most famous daughter, Daphne Du Maurier, re-imagined by Alfred Hitchcock and now presented in the Cornish landscape in which the film was set, we are pleased to bring you an outdoor screening of Rebecca.
Rebecca (1940) is a story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.
Jaws – Saturday October 5 at 7.45pm
What is lurking in that mysterious ocean beyond the screen…? Is that a distant fin, spied on the horizon?! Join us for a nostalgia trip still loved by all ages with Spielberg’s classic shark-fright movie Jaws!
When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Big fish expert Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.
What better accompaniment to one of the best movie soundtracks of all time than the crash of ocean on rock.
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