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…
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…
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…
Like L.B. Jefferies, you can't help but look. The cinema, in a nutshell, is a voyeuristic lifestyle. Every time those lights go down, every time new characters are introduced, and every time a frame does by; the collective audience is being drawn deeper into another world. In the best movies, you feel different and you know more about the world as the final shot rolls around.
Rear Window, one of Alfred Hitchcock's finest works, is an utterly incredible tale of voyeurism in miniature. Every open window in the blistering apartment complex that Hitchcock's camera resides in leads to another character, another emotion, another scene, and another mystery. The suspense, the humor, the direction, the music, gorgeous Grace Kelly, James Stewart…
“Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.”
Rear Window was my first Hitchcock film, and what a lasting impression it has had on me ever since. I remember watching scenes for it in a film course I was taking in college and I enjoyed it so much that I immediately decided to see it in its entirety. Alfred Hitchcock has been one of my favorite directors ever since. It helps that suspense is one of my favorite genres so leave it to the master to deliver plenty of thrills in all his films. In Rear Window the suspense was elevated to its highest potential and what a fun experience it was. The first thing that…
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…
Sure, the first two acts are a little slow, but once that final act comes on screen, I was enthralled until the final frame. Hitchcock knows how to create good tension and suspense, and "Rear Window" is an example of that. the script is great, the performances are solid, and the cinematography is fantastic. Overall, "Rear Window" is a great Hitchcock movie, and a suspense one at that.
Ridiculously entertaining Hitchcock thriller. Grace Kelly is as beautiful as ever.
Rear Window was a fantastic film that defies all laws of a typical thriller film. The film's gradual build up of tension and action is perfectly directed and helps to create the optimal amount of fear at the exact climax of the film. It is beautifully written, perfectly cast, and exquisitely directed by the famous Alfred Hitchcock. A classic film that no one should ever miss out on!
A perfect summer movie.
the flash bulb scene was like some straight videogame shit
In one of Hitchcock's many masterpieces, he manages to evoke tension and fear in the viewer by breaking the voyeuristic "wall of safety". James Stewart is also watching a movie, just infinitely more terrifying.
"Mind if I borrow that portable key hole?"
Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly and Thelma Ritter make one of the best on screen teams.
Prior to Rear Window the only Hitchcock movie I had seen was Psycho and yes I know that Is a crime against cinema so to make up for this I knew had to watch other Hitchcock films and finally I have watched Rear Window which was recently re released in theaters unfortunately I was not able to see it while in theaters. But the point is I finally saw it and that's what matters.
Once this movie started I knew it was an absolute masterpiece that Is by far one of the best thrillers I have ever seen!! First of all the acting Is amazing but also very relatable I can't figure out if this is James Stewart's best performance…
Holy crap, the last 10 minutes of Rear Window might be some of the most nerve wracking in all of cinema.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!