A Review of Rear Window, a Film by Alfred Hitchcock

Fortunately for us, there wasn't much else to do in 1954 after you'd watched The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and The Ed Sullivan Show. Otherwise, we wouldn't have Alfred Hitchcock's suspense masterpiece, Rear Window. Released in 1954, the film draws us in as co-conspirators as Jefferies (you can call him Jeff), confined to a wheelchair in his apartment with a badly broken leg and a plaster cast up to here, gets morbidly obsessed with eavesdropping on his neighbors around his courtyard … and becomes convinced that one of them has murdered his wife.

He is filmed from the rear showing his gunbelt, briefly,like several Lewis gunslingers.

Rear Window finds Hitchcock hitting his stride, in full command of his visual storytelling. From a technical standpoint, the movie is almost perfect: well paced; exciting; full of sharp, clever dialogue; and with a great murder mystery as a hook and two of the biggest stars of Hollywood's Golden Age knocking it out of the park.

An Analysis of the Movie Rear Window

The major theme of the Rear Window film is the theme of obsession and human curiosity

I would like to analyze the ways in which their relationship is portrayed and ask from a gendered lens is: Why does Lisa even like Jefferys?It is apparent through Alfred Hitcock’s “Rear Window” that Hitcock alluds to varying gender norms.