Film Event at Karim's Place!! Rebecca

Hello Classic Enthusiasts- In May, we read the gothic romance Rebecca and I am happy to announce that one of our new members, Karim has graciously offered to host the film in his apartment's party room!  Please read all details carefully so you understand why we are charging a fee for this meet-up.  

Why am I charging a fee for this event? 
We will be catering an Indian dinner with this event!  The price breakdown and menu is as follows:

$12 per person x 10 people = $120


5 orders of Chicken Tikka Masala $6.99 x 5 = 34.95

4 orders of Vegetable curry $5.99 x 4           = 23.96

5 orders of rice $1.49 x 5                              =  7.45

5 orders of Naan $1.99 x 5                            =  9.95            

Total                                                          =$76.31

Tax, tip and delivery charges 25%-26%           =$19.00     

Grand total                                                         $95  Appx 


Left with approximately $25 for water and dessert.

Therefore, I am asking everyone to pay a $12.00 fee of which 100% is completely REFUNDABLE if you cancel 36 hours before the event. The $12 fee per person will be used to offset the dinner.  We will be providing water but the event is BYOB otherwise.  Please feel free to bring wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage to share.

I will be sending additional details (location) as we get closer to the date for those of you who will be attending. Please let me know if you have any questions! Carissa


Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological dramatic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock as his first American project, and his first film produced under his contract with David O. Selznick. The film's screenplay was an adaptation by Joan Harrison and Robert E. Sherwood from Philip MacDonald's and Michael Hogan's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel of the same name, and was produced by Selznick.  It stars Laurence Olivier as the aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter, Joan Fontaine as his second wife, and Judith Anderson as the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.

The film is a gothic tale about the lingering memory of the title character, Maxim de Winter's dead first wife, which continues to haunt Maxim, his new bride, and Mrs. Danvers. The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Picture, out of a total 11 nominations. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson were all Oscar nominated for their respective roles. Since the introduction of awards for actors in supporting roles, this is the only film named Best Picture that won no other Academy Award for acting, directing or writing.

Rebecca was the opening film at the 1st Berlin International Film Festival in 1951. 

Awards 1940 Academy Awards wins

  • Best Picture – Selznick International Pictures – David O. Selznick
  • Best Cinematography, Black and White – George Barnes

1940 Academy Award nominations

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Laurence Olivier
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role – Joan Fontaine
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Judith Anderson
  • Best Director – Alfred Hitchcock
  • Art Direction, Black and White – Lyle R. Wheeler
  • Special Effects – Jack Cosgrove and Arthur Johns
  • Best Film Editing – Hal C. Kern
  • Best Music, Original Score – Franz Waxman
  • Best Writing, Screenplay – Robert E. Sherwood and Joan Harrison

Rebecca was twice honored by the AFI in their AFI 100 Years... series

  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills – #80
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains – Mrs. Danvers, #31 Villain

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  • David S.


    August 15, 2013

  • Karim

    Thanks for coming, had a great time

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Katie

    Thanks Carissa and Karim! What a great Gothic evening :).

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Marilyn

    A big thank you to Carissa & Karim for such a great event. It was so wonderful to watch one if my favorite films with you all. Great reactions & comments. The Indian dinner was also an excellent idea and very yummy.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • David S.

    Thanks so much -- really enjoyed the people, setting & film. Food too!

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Carissa

    Thanks for joining me this evening for one of my all time favorite films! And big, big shout out and thanks to Karim for hosting, ordering the food, and being his wonderful self!

    July 13, 2013

  • Garrick S.

    The film was exhalant if dated, but I was, of course happier with the ending in the book. The expressions on the two main charters were priceless.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Andrea P.

    Really great time everyone!! Such a good group, great food, and thank you Karim to our host and Carissa for all the details!!

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Marilyn

    I'm so excited that I get to join you tonight! Please tell me the address. Thanks

    July 13, 2013

    • Andrea P.


      July 13, 2013

    • Andrea P.

      Sent you an copy of the email Carissa sent out to the paid list.

      July 13, 2013

  • EileenBerkun

    I don't have the address yet--does anyone?

    July 12, 2013

    • Carissa

      I will be sending them out later today.

      July 12, 2013

  • elsa

    Rebecca is one of my favorite books. who better then Hitchcock to film it. this will be the third time I've seen it. Rebecca stands up to viewing many times. a classic is after-all a classic.

    July 8, 2013

  • David S.

    Thank you. My first event as others have been full.

    July 8, 2013

  • Jeni

    Matilda and I will be on a wilderness adventure ... Enjoy all!

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Katie

    Wow - the dinner alone could be the selling point on this one. I'll try to restrain myself from personally eating all the naan :). Thank you for arranging this!

    1 · June 14, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Film Event at Karim's Place!! Rebecca

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Additional notes: The $12.00 fee is completely REFUNDABLE if you cancel 36 hours before the event.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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