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What do you think the genre is for Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window?
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budjuly
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: REAR WINDOW Reply with quote #50750

Hi all!

Please tell me what you think.
What do you think the genre is for Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window?

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dawilliam
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #50751

This film has been rated one of the best movies ever made. Its classic Hitchcock. James Stewarts character believes he has witnessed a murder, whilst looking through his rear window, and relentlessly tries to catch the murderer. This has all the hallmarks of a WHYDUNNIT - which has the generic logline: "A single-minded hero must find the truth to a mystery so intriguing before he is swallowed by the darkness he desperately seeks to expose". This fits the story perfectly.

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Bryan Reeves
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #50753

dawilliam wrote:
This film has been rated one of the best movies ever made. Its classic Hitchcock. James Stewarts character believes he has witnessed a murder, whilst looking through his rear window, and relentlessly tries to catch the murderer. This has all the hallmarks of a WHYDUNNIT - which has the generic logline: "A single-minded hero must find the truth to a mystery so intriguing before he is swallowed by the darkness he desperately seeks to expose". This fits the story perfectly.

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I voted DWAP. I just couldn't pull the trigger on my interpretation of the "the darkness he desperately seeks to expose." I understood Blake to mean the darkness was a perception of a dark side to a family, organization, culture or society.

I see your point. Like I said, I just couldn't quite get past the last segment of the logline. The Jimmy Stewart character does go down the dark ally as he becomes a voyeur, a requirement of the WHYDUNIT. He even seems addicted to it, to detriment of his relationship with his girlfriend.

I chose DWAP because in this story, he is a common individual. His photographic skills are nullified because he can't go out and take pictures. Through his observations of the neighbors, he becomes involved in a possible murder. I agree he begins to investigate which leads to his encounter with the antagonist.

However, that encounter was the result, not of his investigation, but of his voyeurism.



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