Rear Window

Rear Window

DVD - 2012
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A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA REA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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AL_JILLA Apr 20, 2018

My favorite Hitchcock thriller starring the amazing James Stewart as a wheelchair bound photographer living in an apartment complex that allows him to see into all of his neighbors' windows. Does he see one commit a crime? Does he convince his girlfriend, Grace Kelly, and his physical therapist, Thelma Ritter, that he has seen something and that they need to do something about it? Check this one out and see what develops.

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messala2
Apr 09, 2018

If you've seen this film get the copy that has the commentary by with John Farwell revealing a lot of the backstory, especially about the sound design of the film. Anyone wanting more from Hitchcock at this point ( a twist at the end so L.B. Jeffries is wrong about Lars Thorwald?...C'mon!) has been swallowed-up by the crass, facile, what-passes-for-script-writing post Star Wars.

CarlitoQuinones Mar 22, 2018

In my opinion, belongs in both Hitchcock and Stewart's top 3 films lists. Based on a short story by a guy that rarely left his apartment, Cornell Woolrich (William Irish).

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lindy919
Dec 14, 2017

One of the few Hitchcock movies that hasn't become laughable with age. Sorry, Hitchcock fans, you know it's true.

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TheeAvebury
Aug 19, 2017

Alfred Hitchcock is a cinematic tour de force when it comes to crafting some of the most memorable and exhilarating suspense thrillers ever to grace the screen. Rear Window belongs among the directors finest works, this is a film that steadily builds up the tension, and what makes this such a unique film is the fact that Hitchcock uses a simple concept to tell a broader story.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Jun 17, 2017

An absolute classic. Not to be missed-- ages well, and cool to see Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) playing the heavy! One of Hitchcock's paranoiac best!!

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Britty346
May 16, 2017

I saw this at the library and thought, 'huh, this looks interesting.' I haven't really watched many Alfred Hitchcock films but watching this I see why he was such a famous film director and why he's still well known! The whole movie was good especially the ending. It was so suspenseful I started to scream at my TV!

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Derringer
Jan 08, 2017

I don't know about where you live - But in the 14-storey building that faces the building where I live in Burnaby - I'd say that less than 20% of its tenants actually keep their curtains wide-opened all the time.

And, of course, this was not at all like it was in "Rear Window" where, literally, everyone was, pretty much, parading around in front of their windows (except for the bashful newlyweds) without any care, or concern, in the world that the guy across the courtyard was not only using binoculars (but a telescope, as well) to observe their private activities

Anyway - With that said - I thought that this 1954, Alfred Hitchcock thriller was fairly entertaining. Its story certainly did build quite nicely up to its adrenaline-charged climatic finale.

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BridgettM
Oct 09, 2016

Rear Window is a great film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly and Raymond Burr. For me, the best part is watching most of the action take place in the elaborate set of the neighboring apartment building. A little humor and romance help to balance the suspense.

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KingKongKool
Sep 01, 2016

(*Favourite movie-quote*) - "We've become a race of Peeping Toms!"..... (Ain't it the truth?)

You know - From my personal perspective - (With "Rear Window" being an "Alfred Hitchcock" production) - I seriously think that this 1954 picture would have benefited greatly had Hitchcock really surprised us all, big-time, by giving its story of voyeurism something of a twist-ending where Jefferies was, in fact, found to be totally wrong about his assumptions and accusations against his neighbour, Lars Thorwald (regarding his highly-suspicious activities).

Yeah. That's what I think. I sure do.

Anyway - For the most part - I thought that "Rear Window" (which is now 62 years old) was a fairly entertaining Thriller/Romance from Hollywood's yesteryear.

(*Watch video movie-clip*)

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Britty346
May 16, 2017

we've become a race of peeping toms.

luvfresians Apr 01, 2016

Stella: The blood must've gotten on the walls.
Lisa: Stella!
Stella: What? It's what we're all thinking!
Lisa: I know, but your choice of words!

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uzebdrumz
Apr 11, 2015

Stella: Maybe one day she'll find her happiness.
Jeff: Yeah, some man'll lose his.

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DavidB
Aug 23, 2009

I'm not much on rear window ethics.

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luvfresians Apr 01, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some scenes may scare children. I advise caution when watching this with easily frightened children.

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