All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
It only takes one witness to spoil the perfect crime.
Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.
Although most recent critical attention has been reserved for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, thanks to its vertiginous placement atop Sight & Sound’s prestigious critics poll, it could be argued that not only does his seminal 1954 picture, Rear Window, most clearly represent the director’s own obsessions but that it may well be his greatest achievement as a filmmaker.
Even if you haven’t seen the film yourself (and if you haven’t stop reading this review and watch it now) you will at least be familiar with the story. Not only has the plot of a wheelchair bound photographer who believes he has witnessed a murder become ingrained in the public’s consciousness but it has been remade and re-imagined numerous times in many different…
The year of 1954 saw director Alfred Hitchcock in sublime form as he delivered not one but two back-to-back masterpieces of its genre & cemented his status as the greatest filmmaker of thrillers & suspense. While one of the two was Dial M for Murder which even today remains one of his most enjoyable & entertaining works, the other is Rear Window which many consider to be one of the greatest films ever made.
Rear Window perfectly demonstrates the impulse of morbid curiosity and tells the story of a wheelchair bound photographer who, while confined in his apartment, spends his recovery time by spying on his neighbours through the rear window. Things are set in motion when he becomes obsessed with a particular…
A few days ago I had a discussion with a friend about cinema and he told me about his love for classic movies, like this one, and how movies from the 50s, by example, were often movies with a very simple plot but executed in such an artistic and flawless way that they became classics, and that's what I felt all the time watching this movie. The idea of a guy spending his time in the window because of his injury is incredible simple, but offers many possibilities, explored with maestry by Hitchcock, in a way that I can feel nothing less than pure admiration for his work. Actually, at some point I felt like watching a movie that defines…
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriters: Cornell Woolrich & John Michael Hayes
Cinematographer: Robert Burks
Editor: George Tomasini
Main Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, & Raymond Burr
Rear Window is a masterpiece. Now, I could write a lengthy review about the beautiful cinematography, the exquisite acting performances, and the seamless sound/video editing, but at this point thousands of critics, both professional and amateur, have written the same exact review. I am not writing a review over Rear Window to waste your time. In fact, if it has been several years since your last viewing of this special piece of cinema, stop reading this right now and watch it again. This is a truly ingenious film that speaks for…
Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.
A perfect film if ever there was one. I feel like I might proclaim that every time I watch a film by Alfred Hitchcock, but in truth I don't think all his films are perfect. He's just made so many that are or near perfect that it seems like I say that all the time. I have however seen Rear Window enough times that I have no doubts about it being a masterpiece from the master.
This film has been unofficially remade several times in film and television but has never come close to the original. Hitchcock often called the Master of Suspense, was also the master…
Contrary to popular belief, Rear Window is not a perfect film. It's a film, after all, that has James Stewart seriously considering breaking up with Grace Kelly because she's too perfect for him.
I do wonder if LB Jefferies was an inspiration to Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David when they wrote Seinfeld, what with all the disastrous dates and relationships that were broken up in that series over the most mystifying of reasons. I wouldn't be surprised to find out this was the case. But Rear Window is one of those films whose influence has not just been confined to thrillers, mysteries and even 'one location' films -…
Stewart and Kelly are magnificent in one of Hithcock's finest moments. Dazzling all at once in its simplicity and complexity.
great camerawork. Grace Kelly is beautiful
L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart) is only a week away from getting his cast, a monstrosity that stretches from the base of his toes to his hip, removed from his leg. The professional photographer has been sitting in abject boredom, with nothing better to do than peep on the neighbors and overthink (and ultimately doubt) his relationship with his stunning partner, Lisa Fremont (the radiant Grace Kelly). Hitchcock immediately establishes a contradictory tone of whimsy and foreboding, one that will hold strong throughout the film and will give much of the film it's seemingly airy, yet consequential, gravity.
Not until the end of the film are we truly sure of what's going on. Until the final moments, we wonder whether Jeff…
Filmaço. clássico maravilhoso. ótimas atuações. que suspense. Alfred te prende do começo ao fim com este filme.
Finally managed to get this off of my list of shame or whatever. Excellent as expected.
This is the first Alfred Hitchcock's film that I watched. Wow! This is awesome. The idea of the film is very cool. Very creative.
"She's too everything but what I want."
Grace Kelly asks Jimmy Stewart if she can spend the night with him and he's like, "My landlord's not going to like this."
And I thought it was just a weird joke, but then later a cop finds out that Grace Kelly spent the night and he's like, "Does your landlord know about this?"
What the fuck kind of power did landlords have over people in the '50s?!
Probably Hitchcocks ultimate masterpiece. He shows that the human being is natural voyeur. We love to watch others by doing their daily routine, always hoping that something abnormal happens. That's also why reality shows are quite popular.
Rear Window is the secret wishful dream gone bad.
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