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Final Project: Women Who Look in Hitchcock’s Films

For my final project, I plan to examine the female gaze/women who look within the work of Alfred Hitchcock.  I will look at Rear Window (1954), Suspicion (1941), and either Vertigo (1958) or Shadow or a Doubt (1943), but possibly both. … Continue reading Continue reading

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“Rear Window”- does it fit the criteria of film noir?

After watching my first ever Alfred Hitchcock movie, “Rear Window” last week I learned in our class book, Cinema Studies, about the genre of film created in the 1940s titled “film noir.” Although there were many aspects of “Rear Window” … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rear Window and Reflexivity

I liked when we talked in class about Rear Window being reflexive.  How the film is about film itself.  How Jeff is ignoring Lisa until she enters the screen. I liked that idea and it in fact never crossed my … Continue reading Continue reading

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Women – a necessity or a sufficiency?

When watching Rear Window, I had various other film ideas in my mind, having seen one of the international lens films a few days earlier: Jose y Pilar, Silver Linings Playbook the night before, and Pitch Perfect the night before … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rear Window Analysis

Bidisha in The Guardian suggests that Hitchcock’s movie “Rear Window” as well as many others suggest a negative attitude towards the women his films and the ways in which he wants them to be seen. Hitchcock has the ability to control … Continue reading Continue reading

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Is Rear Window Film Noir?

Film Noir is described as a movement (rather than a genre) that began in emerged in 1941 and corresponded with the ending of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War.  Yes, Rear Window was made during … Continue reading Continue reading

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Jeff and Lisa’s Gender Dynamics in Rear Window

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window presents an opportunity to explore Laura Mulvey’s critique of cinematic tradition in “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” particularly since Mulvey herself uses Rear Window as an example of Hitchcock’s predilection for voyeurism in his films (7-8). … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lisa Carol Fremont – Femme Fatale?

One of the more interesting aspects of Rear Window for me was Lisa Carol Fremont. We have classified this film as film noir and this seems to imply that there is a femme fatale character – which seems to be … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gaze in “Rear Window”

“Rear Window” is a movie filled with gaze and its implications.  L. B. Jeffries spends the majority of the film watching his neighbors, who generally are unaware of his gaze.  The implications of his gaze are manifold: he observes the … Continue reading Continue reading

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