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Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcocks film Rear Window was made at Paramount Studios in 1954 With a highly talented cast including James Stewart Grace Kelly and Raymond Burr Hitchcock hyped the film with taglines such as See it if your nerves can stand it after Psycho In-keeping with much of Hitchcocks work the horror and suspense is not of an entirely visual nature that we may be used to in more recent thrillers He is more a master of suspense paranoia and nerves This is why I have chosen to concentrate on the very first ten minutes of the film where the foundations of the storyline and its accompanying ambiguities are laid The opening credits of a film can often tell us a lot about the forthcoming storyline and is indeed a great opportunity for director to set the tone of the film establish an ambience and maybe to give us an idea as to what we can expect Behind the credits of Rear Window we can see three bamboo style blinds rising very slowly Already we can draw a lot from this The blinds conjure images of the theatre rising like the curtains at the start of the show This theme of drama and a theatrical reality is one that we can pick up at many points in the film The blinds are translucent we can make out general shapes and colours but cant see the true image of what is behind them This is a very obvious link to the storyline we dont know from the start what is going to happen or if Jefferies is dreaming up his suspicions about Thorwald or if what we are seeing is reality or in fact a deluded point of view from Jefferies The rate at which the blinds rise is almost tedious They rise very slowly making us wait to see what it behind them I think we can also say that
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