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Rear Window

Released 1954
Distributor Paramount Pictures

Curiosity killed the cat and next in line might be Jeff Jeffries, a nosy shutterbug who suspects his henpecked neighbor is a cold-blooded killer. Hitchcock’s 1954 thriller is not only one of the most suspenseful films of all time, it has some cheeky things to say about the voyeuristic tendencies of its own audience. Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly and a pre-Perry Mason Raymond Burr who spends a inordinate amount of time tending the courtyard garden.

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About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.