Rear Window is Alfred Hitchcook’s one of the best films among his other suspense-thriller movies. The film was released in 1954 in America as a Technicolor film . The film was based on Cornell Woolrich’s 1942 short story name It Had To be Murder.
As the name builds many sequences of what might have happened in the apartment, the main character Jeff( James Stewart) is a news photographer confined to his apartment with a broken leg. Since, he cant move out and in the apartment, he spends his time by playing looking at people living in the other apartments.He notices that in one of the apartments occupied by Raymond Burr and his wife, Jeff joins many dots to reach a conclusion that he has murdered and dismembered his wife.
Jeff’s suspense tightens as his regular visitors Miss Kelly, his girlfriend and Thelma Ritter, the insurance nurse are sold to his suspicion on murder. The most incredible part is the fact that virtually every scene of Raymond Burr’s apartment is comfortably viewed from his wheelchair and he can look beyond the window through the help of his telescopic lens. Though his activities almost got him killed too.
We are also introduced to many interesting neighbours like Miss Torso is Jeff’s delight when she loses her strapless bra. Then there is Miss Lonely Hearts who is in a desire of a man and yet confused about her actions. There’s a honeymoon couple as well , who don’t go out much and spend their entire time in each other’s arms.There is a composer, and a couple with a little dog.
The production makes some serious work on sound and makes it feel that we too are aprt of that neighbourhood and murder mystery.