Rear Window, one of Director Alfred Hitchock's seminal works (along with Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds) was released 60 years ago today in 1954.
The film stars two iconic actors- Jimmy Stewart as a photographer who is convinced that a neighbor across his alleyway is a murderer, and Grace Kelly as his socialite girlfriend. What I like about this movie is the huge amount of tension that the viewer feels when watching it, there are few films that will draw your attention in as this one.
|The View from Jimmy Stewart's rear window|
The film is considered to be one of Hitchcock's best. The film received four Academy Award nominations and was ranked #42 on the American Film Institute's top 100 movies of all times, and #3 on the AFI mystery film rankings.
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Director Martin Scorsese talks about the film.