What Is Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window?

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In 1954, Alfred Hitchcock released a psychological thriller titled Rear Window. The film focuses on L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies (James Stewart) who is a broken leg, wheelchair bound photographer. And out of boredom he looks out his rear window into the rear windows of his neighbors’ apartments. Hitchcock’s use props and camera angles, in the opening scene of Rear Window, gives reason and empathy to L.B. Jefferies’s actions. The opening shot begins with a clarinet and other instruments join to play jazzy, happy music, which may lead the audience to believe that they are about to see a romantic comedy instead of a psychological thriller. Three vertical windows with bamboo shades are shown under the opening credits, and as the opening credits roll
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