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    Rear Window

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    August 17, 2013


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    Rear Window

    Hitchcock's masterpiece is a thrilling and profound meditation on scopophilia and the cinematic imagination that invites the viewer to share the perspective of a crippled photojournalist, played with cranky avuncularity by Jimmy Stewart, whose forced convalescence in a wheelchair allows him to obsessively spy on his Greenwich Village neighbors....

    Hitchcock's masterpiece is a thrilling and profound meditation on scopophilia and the cinematic imagination that invites the viewer to share the perspective of a crippled photojournalist, played with cranky avuncularity by Jimmy Stewart, whose forced convalescence in a wheelchair allows him to obsessively spy on his Greenwich Village neighbors. Even more perverse than Stewart's stubborn rejection of Grace Kelly's eager advances is Hitchcock's careful restriction of the camera to the titular apartment window, resulting in the film's dramatically suspenseful play between on and off screen space. Among Hitchcock's most beloved late works, Rear Window has been justly canonized as one of the great meta-cinematic films of the studio era.


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    $9 - Regular Admission
    $7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
    Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
    $12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
    Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



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