Rear Window (Film), Essential Revision Notes
Rear Window (Film)
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Release Year: 1954; Genre: Mystery, Thriller; Director: Alfred Hitchcock; Writers: John Michael Hayes, Cornell Woolrich (short story); Stars: Grace Kelly, James Stewart
Rear Window lulls us into a conspiracy with Jefferies, a man confined to a wheelchair in his apartment, who becomes obsessed with spying on his neighbours – and convinced one of them murdered his wife.
Critics consider Rear Window one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films; Hitchcock the man often described as the Master of Suspense. Hugely popular with audiences and critics alike, Rear Window received 4 Oscar nominations and was ranked #48 on the American Film Institute's latest list of 100 Greatest American Films of All Time. Its simple structure and narrative, allied a single setting (Jeff's living room) comprise a masterpiece.
Rear Window was important also because of the transition and empathy it ...