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Rear Window (1954)

A photographer, Jeff, becomes wheelchair bound after breaking his leg. Stuck at home, he spend his days spying on his neighbours from his apartment window. One day he suspects that one of his neighbours has murdered his wife. Is he just imagining it?

One of the main reasons why I watched this is because I want to watch Disturbia…so basically I want to compare. Plus this is a classic…and has gotten many praises…And after watching it I understand why…but I wouldn’t exactly count it as a favourite.

Its interesting though how a movie that only has pretty much one setting (just one small apartment) can be so engaging. Never once did I thought the movie was boring. Like Jeff, we too only get to see the neighbours from the window and are kept guessing… did he do it?…By the way ,I had always guessed that he did…The dialogue too is smart and witty…and the language used…hard to imagined that this was a movie made more than half a century ago.

I’ll keep this short. I didn’t think I would’ve enjoyed it…thought it seemed like a boring old flick about a nosy neighbour. But of course its all about how you tell the story and how you shoot it…right? I’ll give it about 3.5/5.

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