One of my all-time favorite movies is Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. If you haven’t seen it, it’s the story of a photographer, played by Jimmy Stewart, who’s laid up in his Manhattan apartment with a broken leg with only the view out into his neighbor’s windows, and his fiancé, portrayed by Grace Kelly to keep him company. Its about voyeurism, paranoia, and possibly murder.
Last year Jeff Desom took the parts of the film shot of the apartment and put together a video installation that ‘match[ed] them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard.’ He then posted the ‘making of’ video which feels a lot like a time lapse of the events in the film.
It’s really neat to see all of the elements of the story come together in a way like what L.B. Jefferies saw out of his Rear Window.