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In Rear Window the voyeurism is readily apparent even in the first few minutes of the film As it is revealed Jefferies is a photographer A photographer is the essence of a voyeur as in the course of the job it is routine to peer into the life of something whether it is a plant an animal or a person However since Jefferiess boss refuses to let him go back to work he applies his work to his home-life using his binoculars to look in on the lives of his neighbors making mental pictures where he used to make physical ones It appears harmless at first but soon devolves into a primal urge to see exactly what is going on in his neighbors lives Scale space stories are all anothropomorphic Here curiosity and the wish to look intermingle with fascination with likeness and recognition the human face the human body the relationship between the human form and its surroundings the visible presence of the person in the world stated from Mulveys Visual and Other Pleasures Jefferies enjoys watching the everyday habits of his neighbors He takes great pleasure in watching Miss Torso dance around in her apartment Mr and Mrs Thorwald bicker and argue and the composer struggle with his music Jefferiess gratification doesnt come from simply watching his neighbors it comes from him not being seen Instead of sitting in the open and risking discovery he hides in the shadows But instead of admitting he has a serious problem he tries to rationalize it He doesnt have anything better to do and this is the most exciting form of entertainment at his disposal Besides it seems like it doesnt hurt anybody At the extreme it can become fixated into a perversion producing obsessive voyeurs and Peeping Toms whose only sexual satisfaction can come from watching in an active controlling sense an objectified other quote from Mulvey article explains the problem Jeff has with Lisa
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