The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

6.14 Rear Window

Douglas Pye has observed that Hitchcock’s films often express a playful tone, precisely by flaunting their “ability to restrict what we see and know.” This sense of playfulness characterizes the eighty-six-second shot, which works like a riddle, revealing a set of effects (the broken leg and the broken camera) before revealing their cause (the car crash). 

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