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- Rear Window (2)
- 2012.Apr.16 / 12am
Rear Windowby: Sofa.Dogs • Tysto.Commentaries • tags: 1950s • AFI.100 • feature • free • directed by: Alfred.Hitchcock • stars: Jimmy.Stewart
From Tysto commentaries:
Join me and John Pavlich ofas we peer fixedly thru Rear Window. It’s a heartbreaking tale of an impotent old man and his ravishing young girlfriend, who can’t help but stare into the lives of a lonely woman, a pair of newlyweds, an older married couple, a frustrated composer, an oddball sculptor, and a wholesale jewelry salesman and his wife.
Thrill to the dinner scene! Cower at the massage scene! Flutter at the Edith Head fashion show! Somehow, Alfred Hitchcock manages to keep us interested and even make us shake with fear without ever showing something so crass and common as a murder. It’s one of our favorites, and we have a great time!
From Sofa Dogs:
Observers: John Pavlich,
Record Date: March 16, 2012, 09:03 PM
Plot Summary: A broken leg confines a photographer to his apartment, with nothing to do but watch the courtyard and other apartments from his window. All seems fine and mundane at first, until he begins to suspect one of his neighbors of cold-blooded murder.
Note: Taking a look at a beloved classic,returns to the podcast for a commentary on one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterworks of suspense, “Rear Window”. We discuss minimalist storytelling, economy of information, relationship politic of the 1950s’ versus today, voyeurism and building a great mystery. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the film on your DVD.