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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.
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…
**Dinner with Hitchcock - Film 6**
I always have trouble going back and reviewing a movie that I've seen before and loved. A few years back I tackled the highlights of Alfred Hitchcock's career, except The Birds, for some reason that one has always eluded me. One viewing of Rear Window was enough to cement it as my favorite of his numerous amazing works. A second viewing has done nothing to change this fact, though I still need to get around to The Birds.
The setting for Rear Window is one of the most unique in cinema history. We see the entire story unfold through the window of daredevil photographer L.B. Jefferies, as he is confined to a wheelchair with…
i know, i know, how have i never seen rear window? this was my first hitchcock movie and i loved it. a surprisingly slow burn, but a rewarding one nonetheless. rear window really took the time to let you get to know the characters, for all their quirks and flaws. and how brilliant! a typical murder mystery shot with a new twist- all from the view of one window.
Hillariously bad visual effects. I burst out laughing at the scene where Jefferies fell out the window.
Some shots at the end are very obviousy sped up.
The film takes way too long to get started. I couldn't give less of a damn about the main characters flirt with Bimbo #294.
It contains some extremely bad acting. The cat owner crying and Lisa's general performance comes to mind.
It has some very bad use of soundeffects. A sound of glass shattering and a high pitched scream makes it sound like they picked the sounds out of a very generic free stock sound effect pack.
The killer walking very slowly towards Jefferies and Jefferies stopping him with a camera flash is so ridicilous that you'd think this was a paraody. How anyone can take this as a serious thriller is beyond me. Calling it a thriller is me being nice, as it isn't very thrilling at all.
Utterly mesmerizing and impeccably crafted.
Arguably one of the best movies ever made. A true Hitchcockian masterpiece.
Alfred Hitchcock is a pioneer of his time and still today. Making suspenseful and amazing films like Psycho and The Birds worn this one included as well. A tale of a man who is injured watched a person commit a murder and got him is made amazing by the performance of James Stewart. Even the minor actors did well but the film was made by his performance. Also the film's script and the director making each scene suspenseful got me on my toes and made it a thrill to watch. I was really amazed at the end with how every element of the film conmbined to what happened in the end. All elements culminate into another masterpiece in the directors already amazing lineup of masterpieces
Close to the pinnacle of Hitchcock's uncanny ability to blend portentous warnings about the trajectory of the world and pure, visceral entertainment.
Jimmy Stewart solving a murder in his pjamas. What more could you want? Masterpiece.
"What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change."
It's impressive when a film that is solely set in a single room can be as captivating as Rear Window is. The premise of this film is so simple, but works on a number of levels: as a mystery, as a thriller, as a romance, as a character study. Through the lens of one man's camera, we get a glimpse into the lives of a dozen New York City apartment-dwellers. Even when a few characters are only on screen for mere minutes during the course of the film, their stories are so well-crafted that your mind fills in the blanks. By the end…
After breaking his leg, professional photographer L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his apartment and spends his days spying on his neighbors out the back window. Observing their lives, he develops backstories for them; a dancer becomes "Miss Torso," a solitary woman is renamed "Miss Lonelyheart."
One night, Jeffries hears a woman scream and seeing Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) behave suspiciously, is convinced he murdered his bedridden wife. To prove his suspicions, Jeffries employs his much younger girlfriend, Lisa Fremont (Grace Kelley), and home-care nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter). As they become his eyes ears, and legs, their danger becomes a vicarious thrill for him, until the investigation ends in a chilling confrontation.
Kelly doesn't have a lot to do…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!