Mise en Scene in ‘Rear Window’
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‘Rear Window’ by Alfred Hitchcock is a film adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s short story, ‘It had to be Murder’. The short story and the film share a similar plot, however, the mise en scene in the film contributes to making it more comprehensive and powerful. In both the story and the film, Jefferies is an invalid who is confined to his apartment and has been spending his time observing the neighbors through his window. He notices some disturbing activity through one of his neighbors the Thorwalds window which leads him to conclude that the husband murdered his wife.