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Rear Window
Title | Rear Window
Author | Alfred Hitchcock (Director)
Type | DVD
Rating | 10
Notes | This movie is the reason Bert Hanashiro became a photographer!

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Like the Greenwich Village courtyard view from its titular portal, Alfred Hitchcock's classic Rear Window is both confined and multileveled: both its story and visual perspective are dictated by its protagonist's imprisonment in his apartment, convalescing in a wheelchair, from which both he and the audience observe the lives of his neighbors. Cheerful voyeurism, as well as the behavior glimpsed among the various tenants, affords a droll comic atmosphere that gradually darkens when he sees clues to what may be a murder.

Photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) is, in fact, a voyeur by trade, a professional photographer sidelined by an accident while on assignment. His immersion in the human drama (and comedy) visible from his window is a by-product of boredom, underlined by the disapproval of his girlfriend, Lisa (Grace Kelly), and a wisecracking visiting nurse (Thelma Ritter). Yet when the invalid wife of Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) disappears, Jeff enlists the two women to help him to determine whether she's really left town, as Thorwald insists, or been murdered.
Purchase/Additonal Info |  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00003CXC7

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Stephen Scharf Photographer
Castro Valley | CA | USA
Comments | [01/14/06] An absolutely brilliant film, truly representative of Hitchcock's prodigious talent as a director. Highest recommendation.
Rating | 10

Stephen O'Brien Photographer / Assistant
Houston | Tx | USA
Comments | [01/12/06] One of Hitchcock's best! And it's about a photographer ( Jimmy Stewart ) with a darn good looking girlfriend ( Grace Kelly ). That's every photographers dream. The nurse ( Thelma Ritter ) tells it like it is and almost steals the show. I learn something new everytime I watch it. Other than the way Stewart gets hurt to end up with the broken leg ( running onto a race track to get the picture ), it's well done. It's easy to watch and follow, yet is complex at the same time.
Rating | 10

Randy Litzinger Student/Intern / Photographer
Johnstown | PA | USA
Comments | [02/05/03] One of my favorite Hitchcock movies! It's one of those movies that everyone should see. Especially, if you like Jimmy Stewart and/or photography.
Rating | 10

Robert Hanashiro Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | USA
Comments | [12/22/02] This is the movie that got me into Sports photography! Don't all Sports Shooters have girlfriends (or wives!) that look like Grace Kelly? If you can only take one Hitchcock DVD to a deserted island ...this is the one. Jimmy Stewart plays L.B. Jeffries, a photographer injured while covering a car race. While recuperating in his apartment that overlooks a courtyard of several other residences, he witnesses Lars Thorwell (Raymond Burr of Perry Mason fame) murder his sickly wife ... or does he? Check out this well crafted, suspenseful and sometimes funny film. If I could give this a rating above 10 .... I would. Bert "The Big Kahuna"
Rating | 10

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