Movie Analysis: The Rear Window

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The brilliantly written Rear Window has drawn many insights from the analysis of the perception of the human mind and the hidden realism of everyday life. Set in the 1950 's we meet an active Photographer known as Jeff, that has been confined to his wheelchair because of a broken leg, which only always him move from his bed to the window. In doing this he notices the daily routine of his surrounding neighbors from their rear window. Nevertheless, the Rear Window was not only introduced as a short story but, as a screenplay and later a film. Therefore, I will be analyzing specific events that has been reenacted from the original source and placed into the film/screenplay showing the different perspective of each source and my very own perception. …show more content…
Also the lack of action throughout the story and detail drew me as the reader into the scenes less than of the screenplay and the film. According to the short story as Jeff looked out his window constantly he notices a several of his neighbor 's ' almost as characterizing every situation that could possibly be going on in society. He notices what looks like to be a single mother, a newlywed young couple, a wife that was chronically ill and her husband as her caretaker. During this course of time he begins to notice that the wife is no longer seen and the shade in the bedroom have not been opened for a few days. Jeff humanly instance, sees this as the reason of a suspected murder due to the husband 's weird behaviors such as not sleeping in the room, going to check on his wife, scanning the rear of each window from right to left and staying out later than usual. Whereas in the screenplay there 's a wide variety of active neighbors such as the young couple that never leaves their apartment, the couple with the dog that always slept on the fire escape, and mid aged depressed lady, piano player, ballet dancer, and meet the salesman and his chronically ill wife. Therefore in the screen play the care identity is known as a salesman. He carries out the same traits as being reluctant to check on his wife. Also his wife is shown with personality traits of being difficult …show more content…
After he notices his neighbor unusual behavior, he sensed that he is worried about his wife 's. However after a day or two has passed, he notices that Thorwald hasn’t checked with his wife on even been near her room. This scene is so heavily motivated by his humanly instance that he decides to call Bynoe. Based off the short story Bynoe is seen as friend to Jeff and he takes his information as sees it as reliable. Bynoe accepts Jeff’s request finds nothing after searching Thorwald apartment. Jeff pushes him further to trace a suitcase that he had sent off, as Bynoe decides to comply and sends two of his men on a half day journey. During his investigated he came up with no evidence that there had been a murder, and with his men claiming that Mrs. Thorwald herself opened the suitcase that he had his men find caused Bynoe to become angry as he storm into Jeff flat unannounced and demanded that they forget about his suspicions and remain friends. Jeff ignores his friend’s message and as time goes on he continues to notice Thorwald awkward habits of arriving in late, drinking, and sweeping his eyes from left to right at every window. Because of this Jeff decides to take matters into his own hands and on his first attempt he asked his houseman Sam to slide a note under his dorr reading “what have you done with her”. As Jeff sees that he becomes

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