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Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (Cambridge Film Handbooks)

Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (Cambridge Film Handbooks)

By: John Belton (editor)Hardback

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Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window is one of the icons of American filmmaking. A perfect example of Hollywood cinema at its best, it is an engaging piece of entertainment as well as a fascinating meditation on the nature of the film itself. A suspense thriller about a chair-bound observer who suspects his neighbour of murdering his wife, the narrative becomes the vehicle for Hitchcock's exploration of the basic ingredients of cinema, from voyeurism and dreamlike fantasy to the process of narration itself. This volume provides a fresh analysis of Rear Window, which is examined from a variety of perspectives in a series of essays published here for the first time. Providing an account of the actual production of the film, as well as feminist and cultural readings of it, it also demonstrates the influence of Rear Window on a wide range of filmmakers, including Antonioni, De Palma, and Coppola.


Introduction John Belton; 1. The making of Rear Window Scott Curtis; 2. Voyeurism and the post-war crisis of masculinity in Rear Window Elise Lemire; 3. 'The dresses had told me': fashion and femininity in Rear Window Sarah Street; 4. Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window: the fourth side Michael Chion; 5. Eternal vigilance in Rear Window Armond White.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521564236
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 191
  • ID: 9780521564236
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 0521564239

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