The Neighbors’ Window w/ Rear Window
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 132 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1954
THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW
Directed by Marshall Curry | 2019 | 20 min
This short tells the true story of a middle aged woman (Maria Dizzia) with small children whose life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings (Juliana Canfield and Bret Lada) move in across the street.
Why he selected the film: Almost everyone who lives in New York has a “neighbors’ window” story, about the time they saw something in the apartment across the street that surprised, shocked, or captivated them. Our short film is very different in style and tone from the Hitchcock classic Rear Window, but it shares an interest in urban voyeurism and the strange way that city dwellers are given intimate — but incomplete — glimpses into each others’ lives.
Directed by the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window is an edge-of-your-seat classic starring two of Hollywood’s most popular stars. A newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes time recuperating by observing his neighbors through his window. He sees what he believes to be a murder, and decides to solve the crime himself. With the help of his nurse and girlfriend, he tries to catch the murderer without being killed himself.