The Many Faces of Alfred Hitchcock
Considered by many to be one of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock’s best films, Rear Window makes many top 10 lists. The basic premise is that a newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes time recovering by observing his neighbors through his window. After seeing what he believes to be a murder, he decides to solve the crime himself.
This video takes a look at the many genres Hitchcock covers in Rear Window. Along with the main suspense narrative, the film contains multiple micro-narratives. Hitchcock is known for making films about film, but Rear Window is an example of the master director also making films within films.