Week with Grace Kelly. Day 3. “Rear Window”.
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“Rear Window” is one of the classical Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers. Released in 1954, was screened at the Venice Film Festival, received four Academy Award nominations and is rated as one of Hitchcock best pictures ever.
Grace Kelly is casted as Lisa Fremont, wealthy socialite and model, who is in a relationship with leading male character L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies starred by James Stewart. “Jeff” is a professional photographer who recovers from a broken leg, which is a result of an accident that happened during photographing of racetrack incident. Temporarily immobilized and bored with idleness, “Jeff” looks for entertainment, watching his neighbors from the rear window. On one occasion, he observes a suspicious situation which involves Mr. Thorwald, one of the neighbors. Based on observations, “Jeff” builds a theory about Mrs. Thorwald, believing that a murder was committed. With a help of his girlfriend Lisa, desperate to prove him that she is more than just a pretty face and can be his companion for life, “Jeff” tries to solve the riddle.
The plot is truly captivating, building more and more tension that is to be culminated in typical Hitchcock style. Like in all Grace Kelly movies directed by Hitchcock, her costumes are perfection and even for them alone worth the time in front of the screen. No wonder, as they all were designed by Edith Head.