Rear Window Essays

  • The Auteur In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    seen in the film "Rear Window" as well as "Shadow of a Doubt". Hitchcock also showed immense dedication to the post and

  • Camera Narration In The Movie 'Rear' Window

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    camera plunges out of the window. The fronts of the buildings facing the main street are never shown either; instead all of the action takes place within the mystery and secrecy of the backyard, hence the title name ‘Rear’ Window. Perhaps Hitchcock realised that many people would not behave the same way in their front facing windows. Whilst they may hide their deepest, darkest secrets behind drawn curtains in the front part of their home, they may be less cautious at the rear of the

  • Relationships In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window has several themes. One major theme is relationships. The lead character, Jeff Jeffries, a photographer and committed bachelor, is involved in a relationship with Lisa Fremont, a model, although the relationship has some tension due to Jeff’s lack of commitment. When Jeff is confined to his apartment recovering from a broken leg, he begins spying through his rear window on his neighbors in a nearby apartment. Through her frequent visits, Lisa is drawn into this spying

  • Rear Window Opening Scene Analysis

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    The movie rear window is a very entertaining film that also educational in learning many moral lessons. The movie is entirely about peeping and “spying” on other people through the back window of an apartment. At one point they bring up the question of whether looking at people through the window is ethical or not. Through out the film L.B. Jefferies is constantly watching his neighbors and is bound to witness something bad happen. We see how many people could think he is just making up what he saw

  • Human Curiosity In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    Alfred Hitchcock’s, Rear Window (1954), is a cinematic masterpiece that analyzes the complicated aspects involved within human curiosity. Telling the story of a photographer, L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies, the film delves into the metafictional ways in which he uncovers a murderer while recuperating from an accident. Being stricken in a wheelchair, Jeff looks out of the rear window in his New York apartment and views the lives of his many neighbors. Through his recovery, Jeff lives his life vicariously through

  • Essay On Rear Window

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    presence of the audience, producing for them a sense of separation and playing on their voyeuristic fantasy,” (pg. 186). In this essay, I will further discuss her viewpoints on cinema and voyeurism, and how it connects to the film Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock. Rear Window is a film that follows the

  • Conflict In Rear Window

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    Q – ‘’Alfred Hitchcock’s film Rear Window explores ways of seeing and spectatorship’’ The protagonist of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ is trapped, stuck in a wheelchair with a broken leg and we share his pain, we are also trapped. In a different way of course. We are trapped in his point of view. As the successful photographer that is L.B Jeffries (Jeff to his fiancée), played by James Stewart, passes his long and limited days and nights sitting by his window and shamelessly keeping an eye on

  • Rear Window Narrative

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    You would think this would be a dull concept for a movie, sitting in a window watching people’s daily lives. But when your view is as limited as if you’re in another building, something much more entertaining is made. When photographer L. B. Jeffries is confined to his apartment for weeks with a broken leg in the film Rear Window, he spends his time looking out the window at his neighbors. With the summer heat meaning every window is open for Jeffries to peer into, he learns about everyone in his block

  • Analysis Of Rear Window

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    Rear Window (1954) has been viewed from a feminist perspective by critics. Laura Mulvey the feminist film theorist and the author of Visual Pleasures and Narrative Cinema (1975) calls Lisa Fremont a “passive image of visual perfection” (qtd in Keith 1). 1950s is a period marked by the rise in consumer culture, Beatniks at its zenith and the beginning of cold war. The period was struggling hard to find a harmony between innovation and progress on one side and conformity and tradition on the other

  • Essay On Nick Carraway In The Great Gatsby

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    The character, Nick Carraway would be portrayed by Timothee Chalamet. Timothee Chalamet is an American actor. He began his career in short films, but he has been getting more exposure especially from the recent Oscars. I believe Timothee would play this role best , because he is so transparent and non judgemental in real life. He is quite young, so he would be very committed and focused on being the best Nick possible. From the films that I have seen with Timothee in them have been absolutely exceptional

  • Voyeurism In The Rear Window

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    Rear Window thrusts us into the role of a voyeuristic neighbor, a role that we find ourselves quite comfortable filling. The point of voyeurism though, is that it is always a one-way street; we find comfort in knowing that we are able to watch others while we ourselves remain unseen. Together with our wheelchair ridden protagonist, LB “Jeff” Jeffries, we watch through a series of open windows as Jeff’s various neighbors go about their day to day lives. Though all of these people are placed there

  • What Is The Controversy Of Rear Window

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    “Rear Window” has caused a lot of controversy ever since the Hitchcock movie hit theaters back in 1954. Rear Window is actually based on the short story, “It Had to Be Murder,” that was written by Cornell Woolrich. Years later Woolrich decided to sell the rights of this particular story to a newly production company. That production company later would sell the rights to the story to Hitchock and Stewart. They would later produce the movie known as “Rear Window.” At this point there is no sign of

  • 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

  • Gender Roles In Rear Window

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    filmed psychological thrillers, one of these thrillers include “Rear window” which in mostly all of his films, he portrays women to look and act a certain way. Two significant themes portrayed throughout this film include marriage and the gender roles within the film. Rear window is about Jeffries, a man who is isolated in his own apartment, stuck in a wheelchair with a broken leg and has nothing better to do but gaze out his “rear window” into his neighbours private lives. Most of the gazing Jeffries

  • Rear Window Narrative Analysis

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    Puttnam School of Film and Animation Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window The analysis of its narrative and the style of narration Chang Chui Fong Shermaine Student No: 18846 Class: BAFLN1B B-FL106: Critical Film Studies – Narrative in Film Mardhiah Osman 14 April 2017 Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window The analysis of its narrative and the style of narration. This essay will investigate and discuss the narrative in Rear Window (1954), and how Hitchcock builds his narration through style

  • Hitchcock Rear Window Analysis

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    ‘Hitchcockian’ about Rear Window? Alfred Hitchcock, an important figure in film history, uses his creativity to make a perfect combination between entertaining and aesthetic. Therefore, his unique method of telling a story and theme choice is studied as the name of ‘Hitchcockian’, such as psychological complex and giving suspense. While Hitchcock built up his personal style, he still went through several periods to grow his recognition towards the film industry. And Rear Window, a highly successful

  • Film Review: Formal/Avant-Garde Style Of Film

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    melancholy, sympathize with his situation and clearly see what the character is trying to do. It was hard to see or recognize his face because the character was back to camera which made it hard to see what is he thinking of or feeling. The doors and windows are locked and there is no way to escape which gives us the feel of being trapped, moreover, the frame was tight in which he couldn’t move or do anything that would help him and that means that the director is clearly doing it in purpose so that we

  • Norman Bates Character Analysis

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    For those of you who recognize this character’s name I hope it gives you some shivers. For those who have no idea who he is I will explain. He is a character in a movie directed by one of the most creative and spectacular movie directors Alfred Hitchcock. Who made horror movies the way they should be made and all of his affect you psychologically. It all began in 1960 when Hitchcock made the horror movie classic “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. The movie was based on a 1959 novel

  • 'Rear Window And'shadow Of The Doubt'

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    author. There are distinctive similarities between all Hitchcock Films, some of the being voyeurism, falling, transference of guilt, food and death. There are two Hitchcock films that are going to be the main focus for this piece of writing, ‘Rear Window’ (1954) and ‘Shadow of the doubt’ (1943). Alfred Hitchcock’s distinctive style can be seen in both movies. Young Charlie (shadow of the doubt) and L.B Jefferies are both similar, in which they are both trapped. L.B Jefferies is bedridden throughout

  • Kill Bill Volume 1 Film Analysis

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    Tarantino’s film narration: Non-linear storytelling Kill Bill is a revenge gangster film directed by Quentin Tarantino, the protagonist centred on a female called the bride. It is a saga of the bride’s vengeance narrative. In Kill Bill Volume 1, Quentin Tarantino’s non-classical approach made a remarkable influence, with formalist film theory, they both show strong affinities. (Peary 2013) Bill as an unseen character in the film, the sign of his presence in the whole film, it is considerable strong