Saturday, November 3, 2012

Rear Window


                                                          Digital Art by SueAnn (Used with permission)
Image:1 Courtesy of d'Verse. More paintings and photos by the talented SueAnn (here)

Image:2 James in 'The Rear Window'
Sourced through Wikimedia Commons under licence (here)

Image:3 His co-star the ever beautiful Grace Kelly
Sourced through Wikimedia Commons under licence (here)

Relaxed of an innocent charade
Peering out to the outside world
Through dusty glass panes 
As often experienced of dwellers
Perched up in low rise buildings
Of goings on of least significance
At their rear windows

Some weirdos with time in their hands
Armed with a powerful pair of binoculars
Brazenly raiding the nest of others
Violating the guarded privacy
Spying on their neighbors
At their rear windows

Alfred Hitchcock however,brought a semblance
of respectability to such voyeur tendencies
which bagged 4 Academy Award nominations
considered by many as one of his best and was
even added to the US National Film Registry
in 1977 as an acclaimed production
the Rear Window

Written for Brian's hosting of Poetics: Through the Artist's Lens at d'Verse

24 comments:

  1. oo yes he did....smiles...def interesting what one can see out the window...the question then becomes what does one do about it...smiles....creative take on the pic sir...

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    1. Thanks Brian! Interestingly as long as devoid of bad intentions it's ok. Though with YouTube access nowadays it's a risky habit to keep the window open.

      Hank

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  2. Loved that film - great actors and spooky director's classic - well written tribute!

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    1. Thanks Gay! It's amazing what creativity could bring to great directors like Hitchcock. Looking at the 'props' it seemed to be low in costs even!

      Hank

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  3. Much can be scene as long as the window is clean haha
    Sometimes one may not want to see though what does show
    Then what is to come can sure confuse some
    Hitchcock was grand too, lots of great movies came due

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    1. With time on their hands
      They should be one of us bloggers
      Tendencies difficult to comprehend
      Could make one go bonkers

      Hank

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  4. Haven't thought about "Rear Window" in a long time. I wonder if one can still rent it anywhere. Used to love those Alfred Hitchcock TV shows too. They don't make 'em like Hitchcock did anymore, Hank! I enjoyed your write and your reminiscence.

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    1. Thanks Mary! Yes, it was a real thriller! I'm sure it can be easily available even now! Some on-line sources may be of help.

      Hank

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  5. Excellente point. I didn't make that connection. Kudos to you.

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    1. Thanks Henry! I had Christopher Reeves pictured in my mind initially. But it's ok!

      Hank

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  6. I picked the same picture Hank. I do not know the movie, but now know the story.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Yes, I picked it as it appeared uncomplicated and nice. The Rear Window was a murder thriller. A great film!

      Hank

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  7. Nice tribute ... good thoughts you have here !!!

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  8. interesting -- i did not know of the Hitchcock peeping tom

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  9. I found it amusing that an academy award can bring even a semblance of respectability. But it's true, of course. Well put.

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  10. loved how you brought hitchcock into this... great take on the prompt!

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  11. I don't believe I have seen that movie ...must watch it ~ Great take on the rear window ~

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    1. Thanks Heaven! It's a suspense thriller!

      Hank

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  12. Loved that movie. No computers in those day Hank. Do you remember that scene where a lonely woman has imaginary dates over for dinner? I wish my neighbours were as interesting as that:)

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  13. And, of course, film is its own type of voyeurism :). Nicely said Hank.

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  14. Oh, I can't forget Raymond Burr as the perpetrator and the photo does certainly bring that movie to mind!!

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