Rear Window Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
The world of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window is one you can revisit, but not recapture; it exists, tantalizingly just out of reach, on the opposite side of one of the great divides in human experience. You've probably toured the place before; if so, you know that its setting rivals the Bates estate as easily the most striking locale in all of Hitchcock. It shows us, from the point of view of Jimmy Stewart, who plays a photographer confined to a wheelchair in his small rear apartment, a courtyard that links several buildings in Greenwich Village, circa the early 50s.