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Classic film series: Rear Window (1954)

I have no problem with a director falling in love with an actor and using him in nearly every film the director makes. My favorite actors and directors are collaborators: Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, Jimmy Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock.

Stewart and Hitchcock only made four films together before going their separate ways (Hitchcock blamed Stewart’s age on Vertigo‘s failure to attract audiences in 1958). My favorite of their movies together is Rear Window (1954). Not only does Stewart show off his acting by spending the entire film in his apartment stuck in a wheelchair with his left leg in a cast, but the story keeps you engaged from start to finish. It’s a murder mystery with a bit of glamour (thanks to the delightful Grace Kelly) and one of Hitchcock’s finest pieces.

Rear Window (1954)


Filed under: 1950s, Classic Film Series, Design, Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies

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