Sunday, January 31, 2016

Rear Window

The Gist: A professional photographer, confined to his house with a broken leg, ends up obsessively watching the activities of his neighbors through his rear window and a pair of binoculars. The sudden disappearance of a woman leads him to suspect her husband of murder. He enlists the help of his girlfriend and his nurse in trying to collect proof of the crime, but they're all playing a very dangerous game.

Hands down one of Alfred Hitchcock's best and most memorable films. Rear Window once again features his go-to actor, James Stewart, who turns in a wonderful performance.

He's flanked by Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, and Raymond Burr, who are all perfectly cast.

The Bottom Line: Rear Window is a must-see. The tension is palpable and no matter how many times you watch the movie, you'll always fall prey to it. A true masterpiece of cinema.

Grade: 9


Martha Readyoff said...

Nice summary and review! I love Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart. I prefer this film to Vertigo, which I also love. But The Man Who Knew too Much is my favorite. Grace Kelly's black dress in this movie is amazing!

Massimo said...

Thank you Martha! Yes, picking a favorite among Hitchcock's work isn't easy. Psycho is way up there for me...
Grace Kelly was such an incredibly beautiful, graceful, charming, and charismatic woman. Her early and tragic death was really unfortunate :(