Rear Window Argues that people should mind their own business. Do you agree? Rear Window, a 1954 romance/murder-mystery by the renowned golden age director Alfred Hitchcock, is a film that explores a multitude of themes and genres through the voyeuristic gaze of protagonist L.B. Jefferies. Jefferies, or ‘Jeff’ as he commonly known throughout the film, is a middle-aged bachelor recently hospitalised due to his high-risk career as a photojournalist.
The transference of guilt is made crystal clear when Jeff starts to resort to what could be considered to be almost drastic measures such as peeping with a telescope and having Lisa and Stella assist in leaving the safety of the apartment to scout certain areas where they had suspicions on such as the flower bed in order to bring the murderer Thorwald to justice. At this point, Jeff hasn't a doubt in his mind that he knows Thorwald's deepest and darkest secret of being responsible for the murder of his wife. The audience is put through a moment of pure suspense in the climax of the film as Thorwald confronts Jeff. The audience can feel Thorwald's overwhelming guilt as he almost seemingly stares into the eyes of the viewers and simply asks "What do you want from me?". In this instance, if it wasn't made evidently clear in the events leading up to this moment, Thorwald's secret of the murder of his wife has now fully been conveyed to the audience and of course, the main character, Jeff.
My daily life may not be filled with constant cinema-loving peers; however, I still know who I can share my passion with. I gained a new respect for my knowledge of it and took pride in knowing I am different, but not alone. My passion set me apart in a unique and spiritual way. I started writing film reviews, sharing photos from festival events and friends would inquire about my experiences and reach out for film
The intriguing world of Casablanca, displays a wondrous mise-en-scene in fashion that accentuates emotions and feeling through aspects of cinematography. From the movement of the camera, to the intricacy of the shot distances chosen to be included within the frame, the film reveals important elements of the diegesis without uttering a sound. The cinematography of Casablanca gives the audience an insight into the intimacy of Rick and Ilsa's relationship, and seeks to situate the viewer’s attention to the space and time of the film. Throughout the film, Rick’s romantic relationship, or rather previous relationship, with Ilsa appears to be a focal point of the film. Moreover, the film depicts the relationship as reminiscent of another time, often with the use of medium close up shots as the two interact in a disengaged demeanor.
Meanwhile Willa accidentally takes home Wyatt’s notebook, a boy who is focused on the Hollywood killer. Finding Wyatts book makes Willa and him closer friends. Willa almost loses it when she finds out Reed, her stepfather 's assistant is the Hollywood killer when she is being kept in custody by him. She ends up finding a way to get lose and some help. That’s when Jonathan
Rear Window uses slow-paced scenes to create suspense the audience loves. Alfred Hitchcock skillfully combines the lives of the other neighbors with the main story to create this suspense. In the movie, we observe the neighbors alongside Jefferies and decide whether we have enough evidence that Mr. Thorwald is guilty.
“Mild-Mannered truck painter told detectives that he was good at just a thing : Killing prostitute”(Modern-Day Serial Killer chapter 2 paragraph 2 by Don Rauf) Gary Ridgway was born on February 18, 1949. He is serving 49 consecutive life terms.It all started when Gary was a child. He wets his bed until he was a teenager. He had lusted after his mother and also wanting to stab her. He had a low I.Q.
Harper Lee uses Boo Radley and his past to show his innocence being destroyed by his childhood. Boo is a caring man that does not seek harm but society sees him as a psychopath for supposedly trying to kill the Radley family. For example, the text states , "As Mr.Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent 's leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants and, resumed his activities" (13) and later on the text says "Mrs.Radley ran screaming into the street that Arthur was killing them all, but when the sheriff arrived he found Boo still sitting in the living room, cutting up the Tribune" (13). These quotes show Boo Radley with a different identity, causing others to be scared of going near him, and therefore isolating him from the rest of society. Mr.Radley was a "Foot-Washing Baptist", he believed anything pleasurable was a sin, he took away everything from Boo and put him under house arrest for making little mistakes.
The Legendary Duo: Bonnie and Clyde In the 1930’s, people would be entranced by anything that got their minds off of the overwhelming Great Depression. They watched movies and read magazines and newspapers. One of America’s favorite “stories” to follow in the papers was the ongoing manhunt for a certain couple: Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. While Bonnie and Clyde were known by some to be friendly, cordial people, they are legendary for being wanted criminals; spending the last years of their lives gracing the news headlines with bank robberies, car thefts, and murder. Both Bonnie and Clyde were stuck with tough lives to live from the very start.
Tim Burton is one of the most celebrated directors in America. He seems to lock his viewers in a sort of trance while they are watching his films. This is due to his skills in imagery, point of view, and his use of symbolism to modern society–this can especially be seen in his 2007 film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Tim Burton defined a whole other genre of films. He creates gothic, dark films with sinister atmospheres.