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Alfred Hitchcock United States, 1954

Adam Whybray's rating of the film Rear Window

3.8 stars. Creates a pretty perfect dialectic between glossy Hollywood palatability and deeply misanthropic-misogynist unwholesomeness. I prefer when Hitchcock deliberately breaks his cinema's superflat carapace in 'Vertigo' letting weird expressionist elements leak in. The soundstaging here is brilliant, but airless... which is thematically appropriate, but a little exhausting for me personally!