Rear Window Essay

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  • Feminism In Rear Window

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    Within the action and suspense of Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the theme of feminism is uncovered. Throughout Rear Window, Lisa Fremont, the female protagonist, is a symbol of feminism due to her character transformation. In the beginning of Rear Window, Lisa Fremont is introduced during a conversation between L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies and his nurse Stella. Throughout this conversation, Jefferies describes his girlfriend Lisa as being “too perfect, she’s too talented, she’s too beautiful

  • Dichotomy In Rear Window

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    Alfred Hitchcock once defined his film Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954), as the story of a man who cannot move and looks through a window, about what he sees and how he reacts to it (Truffaut, 1986). In addition, Hitchcock constructs the character of the protagonist of the film, Jeff (James Steward), not only by using cinematographic devices to show how Jeff interprets what he sees and his own life, but also stabilising a dichotomy between what he looks at and what he lives. At the beginning of the

  • Analysis Of The Movie Rear Window

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    Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the greatest movies in American Cinema; every shot and plot point in the story considered a work of art from the creative mind of the ambitious director. Due to this, it has been referenced many times in pop culture, TV shows, amongst other forms of media. One of these TV shows is the long-running titan of cartoons, The Simpsons. The episode “Bart of Darkness” is a parody of the whole movie, using the camera angles and plot points from

  • Essay on Voyeurism in Rear Window

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    VOYEURISM IN "REAR WINDOW" In this essay, I shall try to illustrate whether analysing the movie Rear Window as a classical example of the Freudian concept of voyeurism, is appropriate. Voyeurism is defined in The Penguin dictionary of psychology as: "Voyeurism: characterized by a pattern of sexual behaviour in which one's preferred means of sexual arousal is the clandestine observing of others when they are disrobing, nude or actually engaged in sexual activity. Arousal is dependent upon the

  • Rear Window Film Analysis

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    Rear Window Rear Window, tells the story about a photojournalist, L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies, who finds himself confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg and trapped in his apartment with nothing but a window to look out of. Jeff is so used to being in the middle of all the danger and excitement while taking pictures and researching a story that now, he is so bored with being confined to his tiny apartment. It’s such a sizzling summer that all the neighbors leave their windows open and they are seen

  • What Is Voyeurism In Rear Window

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    I chose to critique a movie called Rear Window, a realist film by Alfred Hitchcock produced in 1954. Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly and, Wendell Corey. The genre is thriller and the sub genre suspense infused with mystery. Therefore, Rear Window one of Alfred Hitchcock’s highly inspired audience participation films. When a person watches it, he feels, tantalized, shocked, and exhilarated. Further in this essay, I will summarize the plots, discuss the styles used, and deconstruct parts of the

  • Movie Review : Rear Window

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    of his works dwell considerably on voyeurism, Hitchcock’s 1954 film Rear Window addresses it most directly. Not only does the film comment explicitly on ‘rear window ethics’, it also forces audiences to identify with the characters who violate them. No character in Rear Window is morally clean, and through several cinematic techniques, Hitchcock compels viewers to sympathize with nearly all of them. More than anything, Rear Window is a film about the audience’s complicity with ethically imperfect

  • Theme Of Rear Window And Disturbia

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    Sitting alone, trapped inside my home watching my neighbors movements day by day. This setting is a description a scenes in the plot of the films, Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock (1954) and Disturbia by D.J Carusso(2007).These two films contain many similar themes which are a part of the movie’s plot but are slightly different. The two films, both contain a vast amount of voyeurism presented in different ways. In both films women are treated rude, disrespectfully and are victims of violence. Both

  • Movie Review : Rear Window

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    In Rear Window, Hitchcock uses visuals in order to capture the perfect cinematic film and experience. We as the viewers identify with Jeff because much like how he is watching his neighbors, we are also speculating his life as a film. Our hero, L.B. Jeffries or “Jeff”, out of boredom creates an outdoor theater for himself by spying on his the people outside his window. Hitchcock uses “murder-as-entertainment” and the idea of watching a cinematic film as ways to captivate the viewers and make us subconsciously

  • Examples Of Voyeurism In Rear Window

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    when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity’. However, the term is also used to describe a general spying on, or having interest in, other people’s lives. This kind of voyeurism is the central theme for Alfred Hitchcock’s mystery thriller, Rear Window (1954). The film follows the boredom-induced curiosity of photographer L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies. Bound to his wheelchair with a broken leg, he has little to do with his time, and finds himself looking into and involving himself in, the lives of his