Film Analysis Of The MovieRear Window, By Alfred Hitchcock

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Rear Window is a mystery, thriller starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Wendell Corey. The 1954 film was written by John Michael Hayes. It was produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film was distributed by Paramount Pictures. Rear Window was based off of the 1942 short story “It Had to Be Murder”, by Cornell Woolrich. SOURCE: (
The professional photographer L.B. Jeffries or known as Jeff breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. While he can’t travel the world because he has a broken leg, he gets placed in a small New York apartment where he spends his time looking out of his rear window, watching the lives of his neighbors. Jeffries becomes increasing interested in the lives of his neighbors as each day goes by. One rainy night, Jeffries sees one of his neighbors, Lars Thorwald, leave and come back to his apartment a couple of times which raises his suspicion. Following the night Jefferies also sees that Lars got a knife and a small saw. Jeffries also notices that Lars’s sickly wife is now missing too and suspects that Lars murdered his wife. At first, both Jeffries girlfriend Lisa and his nurse Stella are skeptical of his theory but come around when they both see more event unfold in front of them. Lisa comes up with a dangerous plan to break into Lars’s apartment to get key evidence to the murder. Lisa ends up getting caught by Lars’s who gets saved by the arrival of the police.
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