Films & Architecture: "Rear Window"

Films & Architecture: "Rear Window"

We come back to the 1950s to remember one of the great masters of modern film making, Alfred Hitchcock. In Rear Window, most of the scenes are recorded from the limited view of one single room. Things within a housing complex seems to work fine for everyone but not for this photographer that is forced to see the world from the same perspective every day.

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Original Title: Rear Window Year: 1954 Runtime: 112 min. Country: United States Director: Alfred Hitchcock  Writer: Cornell Woolrich & John Michael Hayes Cinematography: Robert Burks Soundtrack: Franz Revell Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr


Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries is a prisoner of sorts in his own apartment sporting a hip cast from one of his adventures. He has little to do and spends much of the time observing his neighbors, including a newlywed couple, a middle-aged woman who lives alone and a ballerina who seems to attract men without much effort. He becomes particularly interested in one neighbor, Lars Thorwald, a traveling salesman whose invalid wife spends much of her time in bed.

When he sees Thorwald make several trips out of his apartment on a particularly rainy night, he begins to wonder what may be going on. The disappearance of his wife makes him think he may have murdered her. Jeffries has few visitors, but the elegant and beautiful Lisa Fremont, who is madly in love with him, sees him daily and while she is at first skeptical, soon comes around to his way of thinking. In order to get proof however, it will be necessary for her to enter Thorwald’s apartment.


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Cite: Daniel Portilla. "Films & Architecture: "Rear Window"" 18 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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