Rear Window, Film Analysis

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In Alfred Hitchcock's film, Rear Window, the audience is confronted with the issues of privacy and loneliness. The movie takes place in New York City in the 1950's. The protagonist is a man named L.B. Jeffries, who is stuck with an injured leg, staring out from his apartment bedroom. Jeffries becomes increasingly suspicious of his neighbor, Lars Thorwald, when his wife seems to disappear. The audience, like Jeffries, is not sure if Thorwald has really murdered her. In a larger sense, Hitchcock seems to be saying that a certain amount of spying on each other is sometimes a good thing.

L.B. Jeffries a successful magazine photographer that injured his leg due to taking pictures to close when 2 racing cars collided. Now he is in a cast with a broken leg and has to stay inside until the cast comes off. L.B. Jeffries is a protagonist. He is in love with Lisa Fermont, and he doesn't want to get married to anyone because he is afraid of getting married because he would thinks he would have to give up his photographing and freedom, because he thinks that Lisa Fermont is not physically prepared to go on travels with him.

"You've got to get me out of here. Six weeks sitting in a two-room apartment with nothing to do but look out the window at the neighbors. ..If you don't pull me out of this swamp of boredom, I'm gonna do something what? I'm gonna get married and then I'll never be able to go anywhere."

Lars Throwald is a salesman, he has a wife that he lives in an apartment with. Thru L.B. Jeffries and audiences eyes it seems that they are arguing and their relationship isn't doing so well. The next morning his wife disappears audience like...