Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock(1954)
Hitchcock's finest films and one that is so cleverly written and constructed that it still worked in a much
stripped down version in the more recent film "Disturbia." "Disturbia" is a good thriller and a movie I
really enjoyed, but "Rear Window" is far more complex and rich.
James Stewart in a very fine performance as a man stuck in his apartment because of a broken leg. He has
nothing to do but watch his neighbors all day -- and eventually late into the night as well. (To those of you
familiar with "Disturbia" the set up should sound famililar with a younger hero and a different reason he is stuck
movie takes place in Stewart's apartment and most of the time we see what he sees as he watches several apartments
in his apartment complex, one with a lonely musician struggling to write a love song, one with a couple of
newlyweds (shades pulled much of the time!), one with a pathetic spinster longing for love, one with a young, often
somewhat revealing dressed dancer who has men over to her apartment all the time, one with a childless couple who
spend all their love on their dog, one a woman who pours her life into her not-very-good sculpture and in giving
her neighbors unwanted advice, and last but far-from-least an unhappy married couple, the wife being an
The reason I
went into such detail here is that with only a little thought the reader or film viewer can see that all these
"little movies" that Stewart watches from his rear window deal with love and relationships of all types. And
love is Stewart's central problem in the movie. He is in love with a woman who he thinks is all wrong for him
and can't decide whether to commit to her or not.
you begin to doubt if this could be a Hitchcock movie, let me promise you that a GRUESOME MURDER is at the center
of the story and that the movie is full of suspense.
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