Rear Window. 1954. USA. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich. With James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter. DCP. 112 min.
Convinced he has witnessed a neighbor’s murder, a wheelchair-bound photojournalist (James Stewart) enlists his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) in an attempt to expose the killer. Truffaut observes: “In the course of an interview during which I praised Rear Window to the skies, an American critic surprised me by commenting, ‘You love Rear Window because, as a stranger to New York, you know nothing about Greenwich Village.’ To this absurd statement I replied, ‘Rear Window is not about Greenwich Village, it is a film about cinema, and I do know cinema!”