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  • Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    blinds of a three-pane window slowly being lifted up, after they finish the camera moves forward revealing to our gaze the reality on the other side of the open window. It faces the back of many other buildings, the courtyard they enclose, and a sliver view of the backstreet. More importantly, it faces many other windows just like it. Behind each one of those there are people, going about their day, doing mundane tasks, unaware of being observed. In his 1954 movie “Rear Window” Alfred Hitchcock invites

  • Comparing Arlington Road and Rear Window

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    fatal details detained from the protagonist is typical of Hitchcock films, as seen in works such as Psycho, where an unaware young woman takes a shower while the audience watches an approaching murderer helplessly. Another example can be taken from Rear Window, in which Lisa Fremont breaks into the believed murderer’s apartment to gain evidence, entirely oblivious to his return. Again, this tactic, often recog... ... middle of paper ... ... comes to restoring order for the sake of a satisfying conclusion

  • The Narrative Techniques Used by Hitchcock in Rear Window

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    The Narrative Techniques Used by Hitchcock in Rear Window L.B. Jeffries is a high-class magazine photographer for what seems to be a worldwide publication. In Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window', he is a temporarily wheelchair-bound man and his voyeuristic side appears later on in the film. 'Rear Window' depicts a 20th century New York in which fraudsters, murderers and salesmen all live alongside each other. The story describes a man who broke his leg during a photography assignment. He

  • The Meaning Of Voyeurism In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film Rear Window is truly a masterpiece, as it uses fascinating cinematic elements to carry the story and also convey the meaning of voyeurism. Throughout the film we are in one room, yet that does not limit the story. This causes the viewer to feel trapped, similar to the main character, while also adding suspense to the detective story. The opening scene itself, draws the viewer in. In just five minutes and 27 shots, the viewer is given an introduction to the main character

  • Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window and Mark Pellington's Arlington Road

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    Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window and Mark Pellington's Arlington Road, though similar in premise and location, the films are quite different from each other. Hitchcock uses point-of-view to put the viewer in the protagonist's position, he “blurs” the line between good and evil, his antagonists tend to be charismatic, and his films always have a happy ending. Although Rear Window and Arlington Road have similar story lines, the way the stories are told are quite different, as Mark Pellington and Alfred

  • Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window

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    Hitchcock’s Rear Window In Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, L.B. Jeffries, played by Jimmy Stewart, becomes completely obsessed with spending all of his waking hours watching his neighbors from his wheelchair. He even uses a camera to better his view and thus enhances his role as both a spectator and a voyeur. This contributes to the creation of a movie being played right outside Jeffries’ window. In this “movie within the movie” his neighbors’ lives become the subject for the plot. Each window represents

  • Rear Window, by Alfred Hitchcock

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    In the movie, Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock uses the story of a cripple free lance photographer, Jeff Jeffries, to explain the twisted sense of society in the 1950’s. Hitchcock uses clever things from the way the apartments are being filmed to the dialogue between Jeffries, Lisa, and Stella to show societies interest in pain, tragedy, and discomfort, and in the end you see how tragedy is what makes everyone happy. From the very beginning of Rear Window we encounter scenes where Hitchcock shows Stella

  • Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window In Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock took a plot-driven short story and transformed it into a character-driven movie. Although differences must exist between text and film, because of the limitations and advantages of the different media, Hitchcock has done more than translate a word-based story into a visual movie. Aside from adding enough details to fill a two-hour movie, Hitchcock has done much to change the perspective of the story, as well as the main character

  • Alfred Hitchcock's Control Of What We See in Rear Window

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    Alfred Hitchcock's Control Of What We See in Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock controls what we see in the film by firstly controlling what the camera shows, he adds small details to the film to provide reasons for various events happening, he also uses each of the characters to convey a message to the public, includes some short but effective shots of some of the characters to stir certain feelings within the audience, uses light humour and sometimes uses only visual aids to show people what

  • Voyeurism: A State Of Being. The Framing, Camera Angles and Camera Movement in "Rear Window"

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    Rear Window is an entertaining movie using voyeurism as a story element. For me it has a double meaning; first like the rear view mirror in a car one is always looking in it to see out of the rear window, at who or what is behind us, looking over our shoulder. The concept of ‘Looking over your shoulder’, brings to mind a paranoia of being followed or watched. The second is meaning of the movie’s title is more apparent in that the rear windows of the visible apartments share a common view of a