Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich’s 1942 short story. The film stars James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, and Raymond Burr. It received four Academy Award nominations and was ranked number 42 on AFI’s 100 Years.. 100 Movies list and number 48 on the 10th-anniversary edition.
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Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich’s 1942 short story. The film stars James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, and Raymond Burr. It received four Academy Award nominations and was ranked number 42 on AFI’s 100 Years.. 100 Movies list and number 48 on the 10th-anniversary edition. In 1997 it was added to the U.S. National Film Registry in the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” The film is considered by many filmgoers, critics, and scholars to be one of Hitchcock’s best and one of the greatest films ever made. It was screened at the 1954 Venice Film Festival and is considered to be Hitchcock’s finest work to date. The movie was released by Paramount Pictures, and was released in the United States on November 14, 1954. It is considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest films. It has been hailed as one of his best films as well as “one of the best thrillers of all time” and “the greatest thriller of the 20th century” It was released on November 16, 1954, and released in Europe on November 17, 1956, and in the UK on November 18, 1956. A man in a wheelchair is confined to a wheelchair in his apartment in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. His rear window looks out onto a courtyard and several other apartments. He watches his neighbors, who keep their windows open to stay cool.
He observes a flamboyant dancer he nicknames ‘Miss Torso’, a single woman he calls ‘Miss Lonelyhearts’, several married couples, one of them newlyweds, a middle-aged couple with a small dog that likes digging in the flower garden. He also observes Lars Thorwald, a traveling jewelry salesman with a bedridden wife. Jeff becomes convinced that Thorwald has murdered his wife. He believes Thorwald buried something incriminating in the courtyard flower bed, and killed the dog to stop it digging there. Thorwald confesses to the crime, and Jeff casts off his wheelchair and rests peacefully in his lonely home with both legs now on both legs. He later dies of a heart attack in a car accident. He is buried in a shallow grave in a nearby cemetery. He has a daughter and a son with a woman. He dies in a nursing home in New York City. He leaves behind a wife and a daughter-in-law, who he hopes to one day have a family of their own. He sees Thorwald cleaning a large knife and handsaw. He then sees a woman scream, ‘Don’t!’, and then the sound of breaking glass. He climbs up the fire escape to Thorwald’s apartment and clambers in through an open window. Jeff calls the police, who arrive in time, arresting her when Thorwald indicates that she broke in. Jeff then sets off his camera repeatedly blinding him, temporarily blinding him.