By John Belton

Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window is among the icons of yank filmmaking. an ideal instance of Hollywood cinema at its most sensible, it's an interesting piece of leisure in addition to a desirable meditation at the nature of the movie itself. A suspense mystery a few chair-bound observer who suspects his neighbour of murdering his spouse, the narrative turns into the car for Hitchcock's exploration of the elemental components of cinema, from voyeurism and dreamlike myth to the method of narration itself. This quantity offers a clean research of Rear Window, that is tested from a number of views in a sequence of essays released right here for the 1st time. offering an account of the particular construction of the movie, in addition to feminist and cultural readings of it, it additionally demonstrates the effect of Rear Window on quite a lot of filmmakers, together with Antonioni, De Palma, and Coppola.

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