Saturday, March 24, 2007
A Nearly Perfect [and perfectly nasty] Film -- "Rear Window"
Yep, that's "Bunny," long before he became "Perry."
I have long thought that Hitchcock's Rear Window was a nearly perfect film -- one that does not suffer, indeed becomes more enjoyable, through repeated viewings. Others, however, have not shared my enthusiasm. One who does appreciate this masterpiece is Edward Copeland. Go here to read his excellent discussion of the intellectual rewards of viewing, and thinking about, this wonderful [as in wonder-filled] film.
Warning: thinking too much about this film can lead you to a realization of just what Hitchcock was doing to you and the characters all along, and to an appreciation of what an unspeakable monster he really was.