Rear Window starring Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart is hands down one of my favorite movies. I've watched it countless times and each time there is some small but interesting detail that you discover and have missed other times.
I love watching the relationship between L. B. Jeffries (Jimmy Stewart) and Lisa Fremont (Grace Kelly). The tension that exists between them makes for some great scenes. Lisa Fremont (Grace Kelly) is more than just some pretty girlfriend. She is independent, intelligent, even bold. She tells Jeffries "I'm in love with you. I don't care what you do for a living. I just want to be part of it somehow." Grace Kelly exudes class and elegance from a bygone era. L. B. Jeffries is stubborn and dilligent in the spying of his neighbors. He is passive about love and does not want to be tied down by Lisa. He says "She expects me to marry her. I don't want to." Jimmy Stewart's performance is very convincing. Hitchcock's presentation is flawless and we are drawn into this mystery.
If you haven't seen this movie yet, I recommend you do. It's a great date movie or for one of those rainy days inside. You won't be disappointed in this vintage classic.
5 Fast Facts About the Movie Rear Window
1. This is the only movie that Grace Kelly is seen with a cigarette. She refused to smoke in films except this once.
2. Rear Window is Neil Patrick Harris' favorite movie.
3. Once during filming the lights were so hot they set off the sound stage sprinkler system.
4. A remake of this movie was made in 1998. It starred Christopher Reeve in the lead role. It aired on the ABC network.
5. The apartment including the courtyard and all other windows were built on a single set.
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Wikipedia Contributors. "Rear Window" Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 11 October 2012. Web. 13 October. 2012
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"Rear Window." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2012. <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047396/>.