Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (Cambridge Film Handbooks) by John Belton

By John Belton

Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window is likely one of the icons of yank filmmaking. an ideal instance of Hollywood cinema at its top, it truly is an enticing 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 motor vehicle for Hitchcock's exploration of the elemental parts of cinema, from voyeurism and dreamlike fable to the method of narration itself. This quantity offers a clean research of Rear Window, that's tested from a number of views in a sequence of essays released the following for the 1st time. supplying an account of the particular construction of the movie, in addition to feminist and cultural readings of it, it additionally demonstrates the impact of Rear Window on quite a lot of filmmakers, together with Antonioni, De Palma, and Coppola.

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