In this now-archetypal tale of escapism, voyeurism, and paranoia, a homebound photographer–Stewart's Jeff Jeffries–believes he has witnessed a murder. His apartment window mirrors the cinema screen, and we, ourselves, are mirrored as well.
HITCHCOCK IN TECHNICOLOR ALL MONTH LONG!
Alfred Hitchcock's most iconic stories were cast in the vivid Technicolor process–delving into the unconscious mind and conjuring dream-logic visions. These films make up the director's prestige period, constructed in concert with cinematographer Robert Burkes, costume designer Edith Head, editor George Tomasini and composer Bernard Hermann.
Spinning yarns of normal people thrust into dangerous situations, and exploring the conflicts of insecurity, obsession, and male weakness–these tales interrogate both social and psychic concerns. Above all else, they remind us that true suspense lies not in the unknown, but rather, in knowing something that our heroes do not.