living in: rear window

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I had a friend in the sixth grade whose father rented Rear Window when we asked him to get a scary movie for our sleepover. Let me tell you, it wasn’t what we had in mind and I think we ditched it half way through to play “light as a feather, stiff as a board.”  Since spooky season is drawing near, I figured it was time to revisit Hitchcock’s 1954 masterpiece and see if I could school the 11-year-old me in the ways of quiet suspense.

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When a successful photographer breaks his leg and becomes wheelchair-bound, he finds himself obsessed with watching the neighbors in his New York apartment building and becomes convinced that he has witnessed a murder. As far as murder mysteries go, the movie is pretty tame — no blood, no guts and only a few moments of twitchy fear. Hitchcock does, however, mastermind a nail biter perfect for girls like me, known for using the trusty hands-over-the-eyes method of viewing. It’s a pure and happy thrilling delight, no embarrassingly loud shrieks necessary. — Amy M.

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  1. mindi says:

    love this movie! love this round up!

  2. i LOVED that movie. I watched it so many times with my mom when I was little. Have you seen ‘the birds?’ Hitchcock was seriously great! :] Creative angle on the story!

  3. Bonnie says:

    Loved this post! Please consider doing a Living In for Pillow Talk next time–My all time favorite movie!!!

  4. Living in rear window.. Corking :)

  5. Steven Reeves says:

    I’m new to this site and love this idea as friends and I have had conversations about movie decor and what films we’d like to live in for years. I love that this site is introducing its readers to so many films that they otherwise might miss. I have to laugh because I think of a film to suggest and then bang! there it is. Like this one, which is definitely one that my friends and I have put high on our lists. I’ll be back to add some suggestions after I’ve explored further to see how many of my choices you’ve already posted!

  6. I do love James Stewart and Hitchcok! Great combination, I have to agree the wardrobe worn by Grace Kelly is gorgeous. I love the faux croc bag and the aqua earrings. Great job!

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