Alfred Hitchcock's rear window

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Publisher:
Universal,
Pub. Date:
c2001.
Edition:
Collector's ed., widescreen.
Language:
English
Description
Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and his fashion model girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly), the binocular-wielding Jeffries stares through the rear window of his apartment at the goings-on in the other apartments around his courtyard. As he watches his neighbors, he assigns them such roles and character names as "Miss Torso" (Georgine Darcy), a professional dancer with a healthy social life or "Miss Lonelyhearts" (Judith Evelyn), a middle-aged woman who entertains nonexistent gentlemen callers. Of particular interest is seemingly mild-mannered travelling salesman Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr), who is saddled with a nagging, invalid wife. One afternoon, Thorwald pulls down his window shade, and his wife's incessant bray comes to a sudden halt. Out of boredom, Jeffries casually concocts a scenario in which Thorwald has murdered his wife and disposed of the body in gruesome fashion. Trouble is, Jeffries' musings just might happen to be the truth. One of Alfred Hitchcock's very best efforts, Rear Window is a crackling suspense film that also ranks with Michael Powell's Peeping Tom (1960) as one of the movies' most trenchant dissections of voyeurism. As in most Hitchcock films, the protagonist is a seemingly ordinary man who gets himself in trouble for his secret desires. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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auth_author2 Burr, Raymond, 1917-1993., Corey, Wendell, 1914-1968., Grace, Princess of Monaco, 1929-1982., Hayes, John Michael, 1919-2008., Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980., Ritter, Thelma., Stewart, James, 1908-1997., Waxman, Franz, 1906-1967., Woolrich, Cornell, 1903-1968.
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display_description As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.
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subject_facet Detective and mystery films, Feature films, Films for the hearing impaired, Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama, Suspense in motion pictures, Voyeurism -- Drama, Woolrich, Cornell, -- 1903-1968 -- Film and video adaptations
title_display Alfred Hitchcock's rear window
title_full Alfred Hitchcock's rear window [videorecording] / a Paramount release ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; screenplay by John Michael Hayes ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock
title_short Alfred Hitchcock's rear window
topic_facet Detective and mystery films, Feature films, Films for the hearing impaired, Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.), Suspense in motion pictures, Voyeurism, Woolrich, Cornell
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