USA | 1954 | 115 min | PG
Wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Designing the Movies presents Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW, the masterpiece that has inspired movies about the ethics of surveillance like The Conversation and True Lies, and elicited homages from the likes of Manhattan Murder Mystery and Disturbia to the sitcom Friends and pages of Vogue.
Presented with an introduction by series host Nathalie Atkinson about the film’s extensive single set—at the time, the most expensive Paramount had ever constructed, the themes of voyeurism, and Hitchcock’s psychological use of space and architecture.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Grace Kelly, James Stewart
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