The Rear window focused on some major thematic clusters. One of the clusters has to do with the relationship between the spectator in the cinema and Jeffries, the director. When a structural security authority gets set up and incarcerated in the most secret prison, he has to use his personal skills to escape with assistance from the inside.
3. What are the principal themes in Rear Window? In other words, what is the film about? Bear in mind that this is a different issue than thinking about what happens in the film (though they are closely related of course). What are the bigger ideas to which the film is pointing us?
4. Your course pack readings identify a number of different analytical positions from which we can approach any film. Define each of them briefly and explain why a feminist perspective has been used so frequently to explain the movie.
The form of a classical film manifests the male control (patriarchy) as the culture in which it was initiated. The film, as an instrument of the spectatorship of men is more explained through feminism. Feminism is therefore used frequently as an indicator of control or power within the movie.
5. Rear Window is now nearly 60 years old. To what extent has it maintained is ability to create fear, panic, and tension in an audience? Do you think it would be a “better” film if Hitchcock had had access to the kinds of seamless special effects we see in modern movies?
The film has maintained a critical and commercial success while its reputation creates the same emotions to all its viewers today. Although the film has been rated the best in the industry, the access to the kinds of seamless special effects would greatly improve its effect and quality (Woolrich et al. 77).
Sigmund Freud is a psychologist who studied behavior in human beings. He is frequently associated with the films of Alfred Hitchcock because it all takes such things like the ego, id, identification and the