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Alfred Hitchcock United States, 1954

cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film Rear Window

Peeping in windows and jumping to conclusions. This was my favorite Hitchcock film, until I saw 'Vertigo'. It can be (and had been) performed on stage as well, though perhaps with less claustrophobic portent. I saw this in my late teens, when it was re-released, having grown up on 'It's a Wonderful Life'. Mr. Stewart's dark side was/is all the more shocking for that. And then I discovered his other Hitchcock films...