Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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Rear Window
The film masterpiece “Rear Window” is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and is known for its unique ability to connect to the hearts of many. The movie intrigues the audience from the opening scene to the dramatic amusement, Hitchcock’s movie is near impossible to predict and is composed of multiple plot twists and surprises. Despite being a harsh movie critic, I truly appreciated every single detail that is put forth by the Director. Unsurprisingly, Hitchcock is known for countless other amazing films such as, “Psycho”, “Vertigo”, and “North by Northwest”. However, what separates “Rear Window” from Hitchcock’s other films is its unique use of camera angles to show every suspenseful moment within the film. The usage of lights is also very important in creating many of the visual effects within this movie. Lastly, the music serves as a very effective tool in creating alternative feelings of dramatic emotion. Within my evaluation you will see and
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When stella comes into the picture the lights are focused solely on her. Also, the whole room is dark and eerie and then as soon as stella enters a shimmer of light is all on her. Light in many ways can illuminate or dim a problem. You never see much light in L.B. Jefferies room because there's not much going on in his life. I find it quite ironic how his arm cast says “here lies the bones of L.B. jefferies.” This scene within the film demonstrates a symbol of how L.B. Jefferies is, in this moment, dead inside. He feels as if his life is over, so he is at the point where he feels like his life is unpurposeful, so he looks and spies on other people's lives, living through the experiences of others. Darkness or lack of light helps to really bring in the element of suspense which draws the viewer in. The scenes with a lack of lighting are depicted in direct contrast to the scenes that use more
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