Archive for April 2021

Rear Window (1954)

In the 1950s Alfred Hitchcock was hitting the height of him fame and yet again teaming up with James Stewart and Grace Kelly he made Rear Window a film where a professional photographer is stuck in his apartment, recuperating from a broken leg and this boredom, leads him to spy on his neighbours and comes to the realisation that one of them was responsible for the murder of his wife, and sets out to convince his girlfriend to help him bring justice. It explores neighbourhood paranoia, voyeurism in cinema and the male gaze and cemented Hitchcock as a master of cinema, pathing the way for him to become the worlds best known film maker.

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The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The only film that Charles Laughton ever directed as 1955's The Night of the Hunter, starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish. The plot focuses on the relentless pursuit of two children from a serial-killing preacher who wants to steal the $10,000 hidden by their executed bank-robbing father. A critical and commercial failure on it's release, it is now considered an incredibly influential and highly accomplished film, taking inspiration from German Expressionism from the silent era, it stands apart and gives it a unique and terrifying fairy-tale aspect to it. We also discuss Zack Snyder Justice League and the DCEU.

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