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John Sharp October 18, 2007 SAC 236 Section 006 Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window 1 The shot I chose for part A of the exercise starts at 00:39:32 as the subjective camera tilts down facing out of James Stewart’s apartment rear window. The window and sill in the foreground are cast out of focus and the yard across from the rear window of James Stewart’s apartment is in sharp focus. A normal lense is used for this shot. This shot is subjective from the view of James Stewart and this reaffirms the justification for the use of the normal lense as it is similar to the human eye. A theme of espionage is developed through the use of a normal lense. It is symbolic of the eyes of James Stewart who watches intently out his apartment’s rear window. When the normal lense is used panning and tilting across the apartments (which it often does at the opening of the scene) the audience is aware that it is more often than not that of the view of James Stewart. The continuation of the rising action is
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