Rear Window Voyeurism

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The film Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock is recognized for connecting the voyeuristic characteristics between “Jeff” Jefferies (played by James Stewart) and Hitchcock and his personal struggles. Likewise, this motion picture depicts the spectator’s curiosity about the lives of those one watches on the screen. Critics’ examinations of the film’s structure relates to multiple components of the interpretation of voyeurism in Hitchcock’s film and in the personal experiences of the cinema. Not only does Hitchcock illustrate his own personal struggles similar to the protagonist, he supports power of the masculine spectator over the feminine spectacle. Hitchcock’s view on love is skeptical and makes it apparent that he has a “subtle eye for feminine detail” (Fawell 90).…show more content…
This was not only a major theme that Hitchcock felt deep emotion about, but was also looked upon as a testament film. In other words, the theme in his film of women being underappreciated by men relates back to his own feelings of understanding women from a voyeuristic point of view. Similar to the film, people are filled with curiosities of his or her own environment and of others. Hitchcock made it blatant on how confusing his attitude can be towards women. This fascination of the women is illustrated through Jeff’s apartment as he watches out the window for something exciting to happen. Like a director, Jeff and Hitchcock are significantly alike as the camera weaves through fantasies with people on the other side of the
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