Views from Hitchcock’s Rear Window in Timelapse

Alfred Hitch­cock shot many great films. (Watch 21 of his films online here.) But, if you ask the crit­ics, they’ll often say Rear Win­dow, his 1954 clas­sic star­ring Jim­my Stew­art and Grace Kel­ly, was his finest. We won’t rehearse the plot, except to say that it’s an incred­i­ble study of voyeurism and it all revolves around a pho­tog­ra­ph­er con­fined to a wheel­chair who spends long days look­ing out of his rear win­dow, sur­veilling the apart­ments around his court­yard. Now film­mak­er Jeff Des­om has tak­en this footage — all the footage look­ing out­side the Rear Win­dow — and stitched it into a great lit­tle time­lapse film. The order of events is the same seen in the movie, and the music, a re-arrrange­ment of Brahms’ Hun­gar­i­an Dance No. 5, is pro­vid­ed by Hugo Win­ter­hal­ter… via metafil­ter

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  • Shannon says:

    That is AMAZING! I’m not sure whether I should praise Hitch­cock or Jeff Des­om for the video. Heck–why not both. As a big Rear Win­dow fan (I’m in the minor­i­ty Rear Win­dow is more enjoy­able than Ver­ti­go), I loved the video.

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