History Film / RearWindow

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* FireForgedFriends: [[spoiler: At the end, Miss Lonelyhearts and the Songwriter got together after her music got her out of her suicidal attempt and after Jeff's successful yet perilous run-in with Thorwald (where the neighbors were rushing out to the courtyard)]].
20th Mar '16 10:56:47 AM DrOO7
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / PhallicWeapon / SomethingElseAlsoRises / VisualInnuendo: Unable to see into an apartment with a pair of binoculars, Jeff picks up a telescopic lens. As in... ''longer'' (an analysis of the film outright describes this as "an optical erection"). Plus the fact that voyeurism is already a sexually deviant activity (even though this isn't the reason Jeff is spying on his neighbors), it's pretty obvious this is typical of Hitchcock's style.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / PhallicWeapon / SomethingElseAlsoRises / VisualInnuendo: Unable to see into an apartment with a pair of binoculars, Jeff picks up a telescopic lens.lens and is visibly satisfied now that he can see better. As in... ''longer'' (an analysis of the film outright describes this as "an optical erection"). Plus the fact that voyeurism is already a sexually deviant activity (even though this isn't the reason Jeff is spying on his neighbors), it's pretty obvious this is typical of Hitchcock's style.
17th Mar '16 6:57:32 PM DrOO7
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* AwfulWeddedLife: The two scenes of the Thorwalds before Mrs. Thorwald vanishes make it clear their marriage is this.



* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Jeff's inability to pop the champagne cork on the bottle Lisa brings him has been deemed by film analysts as symbolic of his impotence.



* NotSoDifferent / ShadowArchetype: There is a theory floating around that Miss Torso and Miss Lonely-Hearts are this to Lisa. This isn't so far-fetched when you consider that many of the movements Miss Lonely-Hearts makes are similar to Lisa's in the same scene and that Lisa empathizes with Miss Torso fending off advances of "wolves."

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* NotSoDifferent / ShadowArchetype: There is a theory floating around that Miss Torso and Miss Lonely-Hearts are this to Lisa. This isn't so far-fetched when you consider that many of the movements Miss Lonely-Hearts makes are similar to Lisa's in the same scene and that Lisa empathizes with Miss Torso (and bears a slight resemblance to her) fending off advances of "wolves."


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** There are similarities with Mrs. Thorwald as well, seen sniping at her husband as he serves her dinner, again mirroring the strained relationship between Jeff and Lisa.
17th Mar '16 6:41:12 PM DrOO7
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* UglyGuyHotWife: The pretty ballet dancer who has spent the film fending off the advances of several male model types is seen happily welcoming home her chubby, bespectacled lover at the end of the movie.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: The pretty ballet dancer who has spent the film fending off the advances of several male model types is seen happily welcoming home her chubby, bespectacled lover at the end of the movie. And what little we see of Mrs. Thorwald implies that she's better-looking than her husband.


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* YourCheatingHeart: It appears the reason Thorwald killed his wife is because he was having an affair.
25th Feb '16 12:56:26 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Rear Window''''' is a classic 1954 thriller, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock, starring Creator/JimmyStewart and Creator/GraceKelly.

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'''''Rear Window''''' ''Rear Window'' is a classic 1954 thriller, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock, starring Creator/JimmyStewart and Creator/GraceKelly.
13th Feb '16 12:28:14 PM aye_amber
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--> -- '''Lisa Fremont'''

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--> -- '''Lisa -->--'''Lisa Fremont'''



This movie was remade in 1998 with the late Creator/ChristopherReeve, who [[DisabledCharacterDisabledActor was actually paralysed from the neck down]]. The 2007 film ''Film/{{Disturbia}}'' with Creator/ShiaLaBeouf is a modern-day retelling, and it's [[RearWindowHomage far from the only one]].

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This movie was remade in 1998 with the late Creator/ChristopherReeve, who [[DisabledCharacterDisabledActor was actually paralysed from the neck down]]. down.]] The 2007 film ''Film/{{Disturbia}}'' with Creator/ShiaLaBeouf is a modern-day modern day retelling, and it's [[RearWindowHomage far from the only one]].
one.]]






* AdaptationExpansion: The film is based on Creator/CornellWoolrich's short story "It Had to Be Murder", which didn't have the characters of Lisa and Stella.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The film is based on Creator/CornellWoolrich's short story "It Had to Be Murder", Murder," which didn't have the characters of Lisa and Stella.



** While the effect is similar, ''Rear Window'' was the opposite of most TV [[BottleEpisode Bottle Episodes]], shot to save money: The entire courtyard was constructed on a sound stage; one of the largest in film history at the time. This gave [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]] precise control over lighting and camera angles - on the enormous courtyard set he often had to give actors direction via radio while he was shooting from the opposite side.

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** While the effect is similar, ''Rear Window'' was the opposite of most TV [[BottleEpisode Bottle Episodes]], Episodes,]] shot to save money: The entire courtyard was constructed on a sound stage; one of the largest in film history at the time. This gave [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]] precise control over lighting and camera angles - -- on the enormous courtyard set he often had to give actors direction via radio while he was shooting from the opposite side.



* ComeBackToBedHoney: At the beginning of the movie, a newly-wed couple moves into an apartment close to Jeff's. They close their blinds and are not seen for a while. After a few days, the man is seen leaning out of the window, and his wife calls him back.

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* ComeBackToBedHoney: At the beginning of the movie, a newly-wed newly wed couple moves into an apartment close to Jeff's. They close their blinds and are not seen for a while. After a few days, the man is seen leaning out of the window, and his wife calls him back.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything[=/=]PhallicWeapon[=/=]SomethingElseAlsoRises[=/=]VisualInnuendo: Unable to see into an apartment with a pair of binoculars, Jeff picks up a telescopic lens. As in... ''longer'' (an analysis of the film outright describes this as "an optical erection"). Plus the fact that voyeurism is already a sexually deviant activity (even though this isn't the reason Jeff is spying on his neighbors), it's pretty obvious this is typical of Hitchcock's style.
** Also, at the beginning of the movie, after watching Miss Torso dance around in her underwear, he reaches into his pants and...relieves an itch with a wooden backscratcher under his cast. The look of relief on his face is amazing.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything[=/=]PhallicWeapon[=/=]SomethingElseAlsoRises[=/=]VisualInnuendo: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / PhallicWeapon / SomethingElseAlsoRises / VisualInnuendo: Unable to see into an apartment with a pair of binoculars, Jeff picks up a telescopic lens. As in... ''longer'' (an analysis of the film outright describes this as "an optical erection"). Plus the fact that voyeurism is already a sexually deviant activity (even though this isn't the reason Jeff is spying on his neighbors), it's pretty obvious this is typical of Hitchcock's style.
** Also, at the beginning of the movie, after watching Miss Torso dance around in her underwear, he reaches into his pants and...relieves Relieves an itch with a wooden backscratcher under his cast. The look of relief on his face is amazing.



'''Lisa:''' Not for a long time... at least not until tomorrow night.

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'''Lisa:''' Not for a long time... at At least not until tomorrow night.



* HeatWave[=/=]EmpathicEnvironment: At the beginning of the movie, the camera shows a thermometer that reads about 90°F, but it's a more comfortable 70-something after the murderer is caught and the other residents of the building begin to happily go on with their lives.
* HeroicSeductress: Lisa pretty much defines the trope phrase "not every sexy girl in fiction is evil". She's GenreSavvy enough to feel ashamed about their suspicions:

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* HeatWave[=/=]EmpathicEnvironment: HeatWave / EmpathicEnvironment: At the beginning of the movie, the camera shows a thermometer that reads about 90°F, 90 degrees but it's a more comfortable 70-something 70 something after the murderer is caught and the other residents of the building begin to happily go on with their lives.
* HeroicSeductress: Lisa pretty much defines the trope phrase "not every sexy girl in fiction is evil". evil." She's GenreSavvy enough to feel ashamed about their suspicions:



* InterruptedSuicide: Miss Lonelyhearts. [[spoiler:The composer playing music stops her from taking the pills.]]

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* InterruptedSuicide: Miss Lonelyhearts. [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: The composer playing music stops her from taking the pills.]]



-->'''Jeff:''' Did you ever get shot at? Did you ever get run over? Did you ever get sandbagged at night because somebody got unfavourable publicity from your camera? Did you ever... those high-heels, they'll be great in the jungle and the nylons and those six ounce lingerie...\\

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-->'''Jeff:''' Did you ever get shot at? Did you ever get run over? Did you ever get sandbagged at night because somebody got unfavourable publicity from your camera? Did you ever... those high-heels, Those high heels, they'll be great in the jungle and the nylons and those six ounce lingerie...\\



* LapPillow: Lisa holds Jeff's head in her lap [[spoiler: after Thorwald throws him out of the window]].
* LastNameBasis: Everybody calls L. B. Jeffries "Jeff".
* LingerieScene: Lisa has one. She calls it "preview of coming attractions".

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* LapPillow: Lisa holds Jeff's head in her lap [[spoiler: after Thorwald throws him out of the window]].
window.]]
* LastNameBasis: Everybody calls L. B. Jeffries "Jeff".
"Jeff."
* LingerieScene: Lisa has one. She calls it "preview of coming attractions".attractions."



* MaybeEverAfter: Jeff and Lisa. Early on, Jeff says that their relationship can't work out, because their lifestyles are too different. Lisa can't really counter this, but they still remain together. The ending scene shows the ambiguity of their future; Lisa is wearing a shirt and pants instead of her earlier, impractical high-fashion outfits, and she reads a book called ''Beyond the High Himalayas''. However, once she notices that Jeff has fallen asleep, she puts the book away, and starts reading a fashion magazine -- showing that she hasn't really changed.

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* MaybeEverAfter: Jeff and Lisa. Early on, Jeff says that their relationship can't work out, because their lifestyles are too different. Lisa can't really counter this, but they still remain together. The ending scene shows the ambiguity of their future; Lisa is wearing a shirt and pants instead of her earlier, impractical high-fashion high fashion outfits, and she reads a book called ''Beyond the High Himalayas''. Himalayas.'' However, once she notices that Jeff has fallen asleep, she puts the book away, and starts reading a fashion magazine -- showing that she hasn't really changed.



** Lisa kisses Jeff in SlowMotion and strikes a semi-romantic conversation, but the darkness of the apartment at the time prompts Jeff to ask, "Who are you?"

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** Lisa kisses Jeff in SlowMotion and strikes a semi-romantic semi romantic conversation, but the darkness of the apartment at the time prompts Jeff to ask, ask: "Who are you?"



* NoNameGiven: Jeff's first name is never revealed, and neither is Stella's last name. Aside from Thorwald, none of the people living in the apartment are given names either, only nick-names such as "Miss Torso" or "Miss Lonely-Hearts".

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* NoNameGiven: Jeff's first name is never revealed, and neither is Stella's last name. Aside from Thorwald, none of the people living in the apartment are given names either, only nick-names nick names such as "Miss Torso" or "Miss Lonely-Hearts".Lonely-Hearts."



* NotSoDifferent / ShadowArchetype: There is a theory floating around that Miss Torso and Miss Lonelyhearts are this to Lisa. This isn't so far-fetched when you consider that many of the movements Miss Lonelyhearts makes are similar to Lisa's in the same scene and that Lisa empathizes with Miss Torso fending off advances of "wolves."
** Plus the possibility that Jeff and Lisa's relationship might not work out. Lovely and charming as she is, Lisa might end up just as lonely as Miss Lonelyhearts--who, ironically, is finally taking steps to come out of her shell and improve her life as the film ends.

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* NotSoDifferent / ShadowArchetype: There is a theory floating around that Miss Torso and Miss Lonelyhearts Lonely-Hearts are this to Lisa. This isn't so far-fetched when you consider that many of the movements Miss Lonelyhearts Lonely-Hearts makes are similar to Lisa's in the same scene and that Lisa empathizes with Miss Torso fending off advances of "wolves."
** Plus the possibility that Jeff and Lisa's relationship might not work out. Lovely and charming as she is, Lisa might end up just as lonely as Miss Lonelyhearts--who, Lonely-Hearts -- who, ironically, is finally taking steps to come out of her shell and improve her life as the film ends.



** Jeff's reaction after he picks up the phone and starts babbling to Doyle... only to be greeted with dead silence and realize that it wasn't Doyle calling him, it was Thorwald.

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** Jeff's reaction after he picks up the phone and starts babbling to Doyle... only Only to be greeted with dead silence and realize that it wasn't Doyle calling him, it was Thorwald.



* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler:Miss Lonely-Hearts and Songwriter, who spent the whole movie bemoaning their lack of luck at love]], meet and fall in love at the end.

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* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler:Miss [[spoiler: Miss Lonely-Hearts and Songwriter, who spent the whole movie bemoaning their lack of luck at love]], love,]] meet and fall in love at the end.



-->Reading from top to bottom, Lisa...Carol...Fremont.

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-->Reading from top to bottom, Lisa...Carol... Carol... Fremont.



"Oh -- of course! In the bathtub. That's the only place he could wash away the blood."\\

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"Oh -- of Of course! In the bathtub. That's the only place he could wash away the blood."\\



* RedheadInGreen: Miss Lonely Hearts has auburn hair and tends to wear green dresses in the film.

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* RedheadInGreen: Miss Lonely Hearts Lonely-Hearts has auburn hair and tends to wear green dresses in the film.



** And the fact that the once-happy newlywed couple has begun to bicker raises the ominous hint that they might end up like the Thorwalds.

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** And the fact that the once-happy once happy newlywed couple has begun to bicker raises the ominous hint that they might end up like the Thorwalds.



--> '''Jeff''': I wonder if it is ethical to watch a man with binoculars and a long-focus lens. Do you, do you suppose it's ethical even if you prove that he didn't commit a crime?\\
'''Lisa''': I'm not much on rear-window ethics.

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--> '''Jeff''': I wonder if it is ethical to watch a man with binoculars and a long-focus long focus lens. Do you, do you suppose it's ethical even if you prove that he didn't commit a crime?\\
'''Lisa''': I'm not much on rear-window rear window ethics.
13th Jan '16 5:09:27 PM Headrock
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-->'''Lisa:''' Goodbye, Jeff.
-->'''Jeff:''' You mean, 'Good night.'
-->'''Lisa:''' I mean what I said.
-->'''Jeff:''' Well, Lisa, couldn't we just, uh, couldn't we just keep things status quo?
-->'''Lisa:''' Without any future?
-->'''Jeff:''' Well, when am I gonna see you again?
-->'''Lisa:''' Not for a long time... at least not until tomorrow night.

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-->'''Lisa:''' Goodbye, Jeff.
-->'''Jeff:'''
Jeff.\\
'''Jeff:'''
You mean, 'Good night.'
-->'''Lisa:'''
'\\
'''Lisa:'''
I mean what I said.
-->'''Jeff:'''
said.\\
'''Jeff:'''
Well, Lisa, couldn't we just, uh, couldn't we just keep things status quo?
-->'''Lisa:'''
quo?\\
'''Lisa:'''
Without any future?
-->'''Jeff:'''
future?\\
'''Jeff:'''
Well, when am I gonna see you again?
-->'''Lisa:'''
again?\\
'''Lisa:'''
Not for a long time... at least not until tomorrow night.



-->'''Lisa:''' You're not up on your private eye literature. When they're in trouble, it's always their Girl Friday who gets them out of it.
-->'''Jeff:''' Well, is she the girl that saves him from the clutches of the seductive showgirls and the overpassionate daughters of the rich?
-->'''Lisa:''' The same.
-->'''Jeff:''' That's the one, huh? It's funny, he never ends up marrying her, does he, huh? That's strange.
-->'''Lisa:''' Weird.

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-->'''Lisa:''' You're not up on your private eye literature. When they're in trouble, it's always their Girl Friday who gets them out of it.
-->'''Jeff:'''
it.\\
'''Jeff:'''
Well, is she the girl that saves him from the clutches of the seductive showgirls and the overpassionate daughters of the rich?
-->'''Lisa:'''
rich?\\
'''Lisa:'''
The same.
-->'''Jeff:'''
same.\\
'''Jeff:'''
That's the one, huh? It's funny, he never ends up marrying her, does he, huh? That's strange.
-->'''Lisa:'''
strange.\\
'''Lisa:'''
Weird.



-->'''Jeff:''' Did you ever get shot at? Did you ever get run over? Did you ever get sandbagged at night because somebody got unfavourable publicity from your camera? Did you ever... those high-heels, they'll be great in the jungle and the nylons and those six ounce lingerie...
-->'''Lisa:''' Three!

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-->'''Jeff:''' Did you ever get shot at? Did you ever get run over? Did you ever get sandbagged at night because somebody got unfavourable publicity from your camera? Did you ever... those high-heels, they'll be great in the jungle and the nylons and those six ounce lingerie...
-->'''Lisa:'''
lingerie...\\
'''Lisa:'''
Three!



-->"Now just where do you suppose he cut her up?"
-->''(Jeff stops just before putting some bacon in his mouth)''
-->"Oh -- of course! In the bathtub. That's the only place he could wash away the blood."
-->''(Jeff puts down the bacon)''

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-->"Now just where do you suppose he cut her up?"
-->''(Jeff
up?"\\
''(Jeff
stops just before putting some bacon in his mouth)''
-->"Oh
mouth)''\\
"Oh
-- of course! In the bathtub. That's the only place he could wash away the blood."
-->''(Jeff
"\\
''(Jeff
puts down the bacon)''



--> '''Lisa''': (removing jacket) Why don't I slip into something more comfortable?
-->'''Jeff''': Oh, by all means.
--> '''Lisa''': I mean like the kitchen and make us some coffee.

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--> '''Lisa''': (removing jacket) Why don't I slip into something more comfortable?
-->'''Jeff''':
comfortable?\\
'''Jeff''':
Oh, by all means.
-->
means.\\
'''Lisa''': I mean like the kitchen and make us some coffee.



* TitleDrop: Lisa delivers the page quote after Jeff asks whether or not she finds their spying ethical even if they end up disproving the murder.

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* TitleDrop: Lisa delivers the page quote after Jeff asks whether or not she finds their spying TitleDrop:
--> '''Jeff''': I wonder if it is ethical to watch a man with binoculars and a long-focus lens. Do you, do you suppose it's
ethical even if they end up disproving the murder.you prove that he didn't commit a crime?\\
'''Lisa''': I'm not much on rear-window ethics.



-->'''Jeff:''' Is this the Lisa Fremont who never wears the same dress twice?
-->'''Lisa:''' Only because it's expected of her.

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-->'''Jeff:''' Is this the Lisa Fremont who never wears the same dress twice?
-->'''Lisa:'''
twice?\\
'''Lisa:'''
Only because it's expected of her.
4th Jan '16 7:52:16 AM aye_amber
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19th Dec '15 6:09:21 PM nombretomado
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This movie was remade in 1998 with the late Creator/ChristopherReeve, who [[DisabledCharacterDisabledActor was actually paralysed from the neck down]]. The 2007 film ''Film/{{Disturbia}}'' with ShiaLaBeouf is a modern-day retelling, and it's [[RearWindowHomage far from the only one]].

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This movie was remade in 1998 with the late Creator/ChristopherReeve, who [[DisabledCharacterDisabledActor was actually paralysed from the neck down]]. The 2007 film ''Film/{{Disturbia}}'' with ShiaLaBeouf Creator/ShiaLaBeouf is a modern-day retelling, and it's [[RearWindowHomage far from the only one]].
5th Dec '15 12:20:12 AM toongrrl1990
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* RedheadInGreen: Miss Lonely Hearts has auburn hair and tends to wear green dresses in the film.
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