What makes rear window unique is that it is the only one of hitchcock's thrillers that forces the audience to collude in ongoing “criminal” activity jimmy stewart's character is a voyeur, but he is temporarily crippled and trapped without so much as a tv set in a studio apartment for weeks on end but the audience has no. Viewers and critics moaned that james stewart was too nice – and too old – to play the role of john 'scottie' ferguson, a man with a rather unhealthily director alfred hitchcock may have taken the criticism to heart – he never worked with stewart again vertigo is clearly a better film than rear window. In rear window, a film he called his most cinematic because it was told only in visual terms (and in the screenplay, there is, indeed, no dialogue for the first four pages) we can see how the kuleshov effect provides much of the film's drama in rear window, jimmy stewart's character is a photographer. Cast: james stewart (lb jeff jeffries), grace kelly (lisa fremont), thelma ritter (stella), wendell corey (lt tom doyle), raymond burr (thorwald), judith evelyn (miss lonelyheart) c-113m letterboxed why rear window is. The only in-film music is slowly composed by one of jeff's (james stewart) neighbors, a tactful method for imposing soundtrack in an organic fashion it almost never parallels with the action jeff is seeing at the time, because it shouldn't rear window was the first instance of this diegetic approach in a film,.
These are the characters james stewart played for alfred hitchcock, in ''rear window'' (1954), ''vertigo'' (1958), ''the man who knew too much'' the most strenuous of his hitchcock films was ''rope,'' said mr stewart, citing the elaborate technical problems posed by the director's decision to film the. Movie info laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist lb jeffries (james stewart ) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment to pass the time one of alfred hitchcock's very best efforts, rear window is a crackling suspense film that also ranks with michael powell's peeping tom (1960) as one. Ah, rear window hitchcock's 1954 masterpiece is considered a nearly flawless film from the powerhouse of hollywood in the 1950s, and for damn good reason it's just a good film funny, interesting on many levels, enticing, full of grace kelly and jimmy stewart — there's certainly something for everyone.
We've become a nation of peeping toms,” says thelma ritter to james stewart in alfred hitchcock's rear window (1954) indeed woolrich's story suggested many of the set-pieces contained in hitchcock's movie—from being focussed on the central character's point of view, to his observations of the. The film almost serves as a time capsule for the 1950s: everything from the apartments to the characters to the costumes to the suspense perfectly desom was able to digitally combine all of the footage showing what jimmy stewart was looking at in (and from) rear window into one crazy time lapse.
James stewart plays lb jefferies, a photographer bound to a wheelchair in his apartment as his broken leg heals he finds himself in a world in which his the historical context of the film brings up another intriguing aspect of hitchcock's vision for rear window between 1950 and 1955 the age of. With together again, jesse hassenger looks at actors and directors who have worked together on at least three films, analyzing the nature of their for rear window, stewart works as an audience surrogate from the start—to such an extent that the entire movie is about the unsavory kick he gets from.
Alfred hitchcock taught us all the dangers of spying on your neighbors with his 1954 thriller, rear window the single-set movie concerns lb jeff jefferies, a photojournalist stuck in his apartment thanks to a broken leg he accidentally witnesses what he thinks is a murder, but must prove to the police,. Character analysis jeff is a photographer for a magazine, the kind that people used to depend on for the news back when dinosaurs ruled the earth he gets dropped into hot spots all over the world to snap the images and share them with everyone, which means he's an adventurer like indiana jones but with a better.
Rear window (1954) “tell me exactly what you saw and what you think it means” – grace kelly to james stewart, “rear window” (1954) grace kelly, james stewart, rear hitch says that he was sitting next to joseph cotten's wife at the film's premiere when kelly's character is caught snooping in thorwald's apartment. Killian fox: hitchcock made a career out of indulging our voyeuristic tendencies, and never better than in rear window it's a sweltering new york summer and james stewart, playing a restless magazine photographer, is cooped up in his west village apartment with his leg in a cast the humid air is. Not only does the movie generate an intensely suspenseful and fascinating situation, but it develops a compelling and memorable character: lb jefferies ( james stewart), a top-flight photographer who, as the result of an accident that left him in a leg cast, is confined to his upper-story manhattan apartment he amuses.