Rear Window
1954
*****
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr

An injured photographer is stuck at home. He passes the days by spying on his neighbours and becomes convinced that the salesman opposite his apartment has killed his wife. The story is deceptively simple and the film is shot entirely in a studio, but this is one of Hitchcock’s most intriguing and influential thrillers. The subtext about vouyerism is open to interpretations. Based on Cornell Woolrich’s story “It Had to Be Murder”.