Rhetoric of Cinema
9 February 2015
The insight on Jeff and Lisa’s relationship
Rear Window (Paramount Pictures 1954) is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest movies. He takes you through mystery and troubles of a relationship in this movie. You are shown what it is like to be stuck in your apartment and nothing to do but watch your neighbors. Also seeing how relationships were during the 1950’s and how Jeff (James Stewart) and Lisa Carol Fremont’s (Grace Kelly) relationship works and how you see who is in charge in the relationship and how their relationship goes from bad to good.
In this movie it starts you off with a picture of Jeff’s girlfriend Lisa Carol Fremont. When you see the picture of his girlfriend you would find to notice that the picture of her is negative while there are the same exact pictures’ of her right next to the negative which tells you that their relationship has a negative aspect to it. From the very beginning of the movie you know that their relationship isn’t going good. You can see Jeff make eye line match with the two girls on top of the roof and him watching Miss. Torso (Georgine Darcy) undress. But once you see Lisa walk into the room you see that she sheds light. You notice that she has a very calm look to her and that she just flows across the room telling you that she is different from Jeff. Lisa wants different things than Jeff. She wants marriage and to start her life but Jeff wants different. You see that when you see Mr. Thorwold (Raymond Burr) leave with another woman out of his house you see some dramatic irony that starts to take place and you see that Lisa become very into the investigation about Mrs. Thorwold (Irene Winston) you see her become adventurous which is what Jeff wants in a woman.
You see that in the movie that a lot of little things mean bad things will happen or that tensions will rise. For example alcohol in this movie shows that something bad is going to happen and that things are