8 October 2013
Analysis of a Film: Rear Window
The Rear Window is a film written in 1954 by Alfred Hitchcock; the budget for this film was estimated to be 1,000,000 dollars. This film depicted the desire of people to know what’s going on in other people’s lives, and interfere with their lives; it also shows peer pressure and deals greatly with the feminist movement. In this film there were not very much words to pay attention to as there where details and pictures. The movie was all about interpreting what the viewer saw so there can be many different explanations for the same picture but it all ended up leading to the same conclusion.
This film depicted the desire of people to know what’s going on in other people’s lives by showing the main character, in the beginning as helpless, and bored so he just innocently looks out the window until he gets to the point where he’s so obsessed, so addicted, with the lives of these other people that he knows everything about them from their schedules to their free time activities. The camera angles really influenced this because there were only around one or two time were the camera showed anything other than the apartments and the windows; this changed the mode to make it feel as if the person watching the movie was actually the main character eavesdropping on the lives of these other people creating a more intense and exciting atmosphere.
This film also depicted people’s desire to get involved in other people’s business, for example in the beginning the actors were just looking out the window, and gradually they would notice something out of the ordinary, like the flower bed that was dug up and they would make all kinds of different accusations at the man whom they believed had killed his wife, they were watching every move this man made and when he wasn’t home they would completely invade his privacy, they would go over and attempt to dig up his flower bed; they also accused him of...