Rear Window (1954) (PG)
Starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, this 1954 classic follows a wheelchair-bound photographer who spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Consistently ranked among the best and most popular films from "The Master of Suspense.
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 100%, the Critics Consensus: Hitchcock exerted full potential of suspense in this masterpiece.
Are you interested in taking a DEEP DIVE into REAR WINDOW??
Join U.C. professor Joe Horine as he goes through an in-depth extended viewing of REAR WINDOW on SUNDAY MAY 19th at 1:00pm stopping and starting the film for discussion.
Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW presents a unique opportunity to do a "deep dive" analytical look at the themes, techniques, and special blend of intrigue and humor that put Hitchcock at the top of many lists as the greatest movie director of all time. Starting by exploring his masterful way of opening the film through purely visual exposition, we'll discuss the way he draws the audience into the story as voyeuristic filmgoers aligned with the wheelchair-bound protagonist played by Jimmy Stewart, in many ways making REAR WINDOW a movie metaphor for watching movies.
Throughout, we'll comment on Hitchcock's innovative use of camera and cinematic space in "mini-film-class" style as a general introduction to the study of both Hitchcock and the art of filmmaking.
REAR WINDOW DEEP DIVE tickets are $20 and can be purchased at esquiretheatre.com or at the Theatre's Box Office.
Thursday, May 23
1 hr. 52 min.
John Michael Hayes