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Old 23-02-2003, 16:51   #1
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Thumbs up Hitchcock's Rear Window ending .. WHAT THE HELL!

Just finished watching Rear Window for the first time. I had to watch the last 2 mins three times to understand the ending!

What a shock!!!
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Old 23-02-2003, 16:59   #2
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Great film - in fact one of my favourites. Much prefer it to vertigo which is widely held as Hitchcocks best. What didn't you understand about the ending?
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Old 23-02-2003, 17:28   #3
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I don't remember anything about the ending that's confusing. :confused:
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Old 23-02-2003, 18:02   #4
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yeah i'm also actually confused about why you are confused!

Seemed pretty straightforward to me! Were you drunk or something during the previous 100 minutes or so? or like me completely captivated by Grace Kelly to didn't pay attention to anthing else! :norty:
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Old 23-02-2003, 19:23   #5
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Have good memories of Rear Window, which always seem to be shown on TV at Christmas time when I was growing up!
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Also has anyone seen the Christopher Reeves version a few years back?
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Also has anyone seen the Christopher Reeves version a few years back?
Yeah. Was okay, but just not Hitchcock. "TV Movie" fare.

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Old 23-02-2003, 20:43   #8
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I don't remember anything about the ending that's confusing. :confused:
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ANyway... I was half concentrating when she says that, and as its only a split couple of seconds I had to rewind a couple of times to really get it

Top ending though.
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Much prefer it to vertigo which is widely held as Hitchcocks best.
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Widely? By whom???
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Widely? By whom???
ur.. by a lot of people, and many a critic.

though my personal fav is NBNW! Rear Window is second. Vertigo while excellent and probably is Hitchcock's strongest film, visually, and in terms of the themes he deals with, and how well he executes them.. but the film is also pretty dark, grim and a bit spooky, whereas NBNW and RW are pure entertainment! would re-watch them more than Vertigo. No disrespect mind :noid:
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Watched this for the first time today (taped it the other night) and thought it was superb. I would love for more films like this to be made today, the atmosphere at times was incredible and I almost found myself sweating like I was in the heatwave. All in all a top film!
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IMO one of the best films ever made, very under-rated compared to hitch's other work.

I took the chance to see this at a cinema however, i was the only one there so they didnt bother turning it on untill i asked!! then it didnt have any sound watched it in the end was even better on the big screen.

Now just to see Raiders in the cinema

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Saw this for the first time too the other night and loved it !

I really love the set design of the apartment blocks with the sky in the background. Looks totally fake but creates a great atmosphere. Was that guy the same person as Ironside ?
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Saw this for the first time too the other night and loved it !

I really love the set design of the apartment blocks with the sky in the background. Looks totally fake but creates a great atmosphere. Was that guy the same person as Ironside ?
yes (Ironside)

The set design was amazing, and looked even better when I watched on the big screen. wonderful film.
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Thelma Ritter's final words
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Adding to Dan's commentary on that line - although the irony is clearly there, I thought what the character herself actually realised was her unintentional play on words?


Great great film, one of my all-time favourites, and finally seeing this remastered at the nft a few years back was a wonderful experience. Any fan who hasn't already bought the DVD needs to do so right now!
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I agree with Dan - that's how I read it at the time. Haven't seen it for years and must say watching vertigo on the big screen was such a beautiful experience I go regard that as Hitch's best but I think the view that it's his best is a relatively recent phenomena. A bit like the Empire Strikes Back theory that was popularised by Clerks.
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