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Aperture (2008) - Re-viewing 'Rear Window'


  • article: Re-viewing 'Rear Window'
  • author(s): David Campany
  • journal: Aperture (2008)
  • issue: issue 192, page 52
  • journal ISSN: 0003-6420
  • publisher: Aperture Foundation Inc
  • keywords: Advertising, Criticism and interpretation, Film criticism, History, Motion picture criticism, Motion picture industry, Photographic criticism, Photography, Still-life photography



Campany recalls Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, one of the most celebrated films to feature a photographer. It is an image that comes from somewhere between cinema and photography, with characteristics inherited from both. It is also an image that was made halfway between the beginnings of cinema and today.