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Katherine Fox CTCS 412 Prof. Keeling TA Molly Schneider Characterization of An Audience The opening sequence of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954) creates a dynamic relationship between spectator and camera. Hitchcock utilizes the camera as a bond joining the audience with the characters of the film. The pan in the opening sequence simulates the movement of the human eye. How it wanders and lingers at certain images. An example of this cinematic technique is the lingering take of the sexy female neighbor stretching in her apartment. Furthermore, the lingering takes of the sexy female unites the audience with the idea of “peeping tom”. A theme that is recurrent throughout the film. Through this technique the audience shares a connection with Jeffries (James Stewart). Because we, the audience, are using his window to commit the act of “peeping” we share a connection with Jeffries. Because of Jeffries physical state, as a vulnerable man, the significance of the
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2009 for the course CTCS 18195 taught by Professor Karakeeling during the Fall '09 term at USC.

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