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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