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Rear Window

One of the master’s finest, the story of Hitchcock’s Rear Window is simple: a photographer stranded in his sweltering flat, due to a broken leg, takes to observing the neighbours in the facing windows to alleviate his boredom. When he thinks he’s witnessed a murder, he elicits the aid of his chic girlfriend (played by the ever demure Grace Kelly) and his nosy cleaner. Through brilliant use of images Hitchcock revels in his own fascination with voyeurism – both on screen and in the audience.