Big screen classics

Rear Window

James Stewart’s photojournalist suspects his neighbours of murder in Hitchcock’s much-loved classic.

Image from Rear Window

USA 1954
Dir Alfred Hitchcock
With James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr
Certificate PG

Stuck in his apartment with a broken leg, a photojournalist (Stewart) takes to observing his neighbours’ daily routines, and comes to suspect a murder may have taken place. But how to investigate further? One of Hitchcock’s greatest achievements, this witty, thrilling and brilliantly inventive adaptation of a Cornell Woolrich short story is a psychologically astute, richly nuanced exploration of voyeuristic impulses.

The screening on Wednesday 15 September will be introduced by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-Large.

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