Rear Window ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

"tell me everything you saw... and what you think it means."

key to this is the wandering camera hitchcock establishes in the opening moments, every time a piece of information contradicts the narrative jeffries has projected/suggested on the images out his window he and the camera are immensely disappointed and almost immediately digress to the next image in hopes of finding something, anything. it doesn't matter that he's eventually right about the murder because any moral reasoning for his voyeurism is undone by his untenable yearning for a story. sound familiar?

full discussion on episode 162 of my podcast SLEAZOIDS.

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