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Rear Window is one of the most classic psychological thrillers by the master of psychological thrillers, Alfred Hitchcock.
The film starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly is about an injured but restless photojournalist who suspects that one of his neighbors has committed a murder and spies on him from his window to prove his guilt. Rear Window was based on Cornell Woolrich’s original 1942 short story, It Had to Be Murder. The movie, written by John Michael Hayes is a perfect example of Hitchcock’s direction and an interesting visual study on obsessive human curiosity and voyeurism.
According to the director, “it was the possibility of doing a purely cinematic film. You have an immobilized man looking out. That’s one part of the film. The second part shows what he sees and the third part shows how he reacts. This is actually the purest expression of a cinematic idea.”
Rear Window is considered by many critics and cinema lovers, to be one of Hitchcock’s best and one of the greatest movies ever made. The intriguing, macabre film is a must-watch for every cinema fanatic.