Rear Window Film Techniques

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Rear Window tells the story of a wheelchair-ridden L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies, a photographer who broke his leg while trying to get the perfect photo. While recovering, he watches his neighbors lives unfold from his back window through binoculars and his camera lens. He soon suspects that one of his neighbors, Lars Thorwald, murdered his own wife. He sets out to solve the case with the help of his fiancee and nurse, and discovers the stories of the other tenants around him while procuring evidence in this unique mystery thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Throughout the film, Hitchcock employed some fascinating techniques and utilized organic and new ideas to create a rich, suspenseful film. The three aspects of the film that stood out were his use of music and sound design, his point of view editing, and the opening and closing of the film. Hitchcock has come up with exclusive techniques to tell stories that vary from other films. Rear Window is no exception. When looking at the music aspect of the movie, the majority of it comes from the songwriter’s studio apartment. Most of his scenes have him playing the piano or using his record player. The unique thing about the music is that it hardly ever matches the scene that it’s played in. For example, when …show more content…
Rear Window was predictable, but it had more authentic acting and authentic sounds that drew the audience in. The actors used more humor and that in itself made it more appealing even though both were meant to be suspenseful and relatively serious thrillers. Rebecca had more romantic components that seemed to drown out the rush and the whodunit facet of the story. Rear Window had some romantic elements, but it mostly focused on the mystery and thrill surrounding the murder. It was more engaging for those who don’t particularly like a lot of romance in a crime or murder thriller. It was more fun to watch, something Hitchcock would be thrilled to

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