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James Stewart Essay

  • Submitted by: darinanderson
  • on November 18, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,235 words

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James Stewart was one of the best actors of the 1950’s. He had many charactistic that know one in Holly Wood. I think James Stewart was very successful in his movie career because, he was soft spoken and he believed that he could do any role that came his way.  
         
While I was growing up I watched two movies that James Stewart was in.   The first movie was Vertigo. I first watched this with my dad and was amazed by how good the acting was. In the movie he is a retired cop who is asked by an old friend to watch his wife’s strange actions. I thought movies made in the forty’s and fifty’s were not as good as film in the modern age of film. But I soon found out that this movie was by far better than any movie I’ve seen during that year. The second movie that I saw with James Stewart in it was called Rear Window. In this movie he plays a photographer who his leg and is confined to his apartment to watch people out of his rear window. As the movie progressed I got more and more into the movie. I found myself in his place and wanting to know what was going to happen next. This movie kept me thinking about what was going to happen next or what was going to happen at the end of the movie. These two movies I watched with my dad were very suspenseful and kept you thinking about what was going to happen next. This was probably because; Alfred Hitchcock directed both the films.

          James Stewart was born May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. His father owned a hardware store that had been run by three generations of Stewarts. It was thought that James Stewart would follow his father’s foot steps and be the next person to run the hardware store. James Stewart was enrolled in Mercersburg Academy which was preparatory school (Thomas W. Collins, Jr. “Stewart, James” http://www.anb.org/articles/18/18-03481.html; American National Biography Online Feb. 2000.)
This School had been known for sending graduates to Princeton. As he grew up he became more and more...

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