Scenes in the following playlist divide the whole movie that I watched into ten scenes. Please refer back to the playlist on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE082F5FCEC9F4631
In the first scene, the video mainly uses panning. By panning from windows to windows, the video gives a clear view of the scene outside of the rear window to the audience. The clip also made a significant effect when the panning stopped suddenly when a lady shouted.
In the second scene, it is mainly talking about Jeff using his telephoto lens to see what the man on the other side is doing. After Jeff saw the man went to sleep on the sofa, the MCU became a CU to show the suspecting expression that appears on Jeff (because Jeff saw the man hiding saws).
In the third scene, the camera is switching from frames to frames to show the reactions of people after they heard the woman cried for her dead pet. I think the filmmaker is also reflecting the cold society during that time, which is criticizing people are unfriendly and don’t care much about others. The camera then gives a VWS to show the whole neighbors reaction of the woman screaming which is impressive.
In the fourth scene, when Jeff is writing the note to Thorwald, the filmmaker choose a high angle to show all actor’s action and the follows up with a close up to the letter. When Jeff’s girlfriend is sending the mail to Thorwald, it gives few scenes that are portraits for Jeff’s girlfriend, and Thorwald. This gives the audience a vivid expression for the two people.
The fourth and fifth scene uses different close ups like MCU and CU of Jeff when he is calling Thorwald and when his girlfriend is threatened by Thorwald. By doing this, the filmmaker can show us how anxious Jeff is during the two scenes.
It is also interesting that almost at the end of the seventh scene, the film uses two-short of Jeff and his servant both using magnify equipment to see what is happening in Thorwald’s room. This shows that both of them are worried about the situation happening on the other side.
In the eighth scene, the movie uses close ups MCUs and CUs to show the expression of Jeff when he knows that Thorwald is coming to his house and wanting kill him. When Thorward entered, his face was first dark and then only his eyes on his face was highlighted by the light, which gives him a creepy look that matches what Jeff feels like in that situation.
But in the ninth scene, Jeff is portrayed in a dark lighted situation which gives him a mysterious feeling, which also matches Thorwald’s feeling because this is the first time that he sees Jeff after Jeff starts to investigate him. I also like the orange scene after Thorwald is blinded when Jeff flashes him because it takes me the scene by doing this. The clip also uses low angle for Thorwald, to show how threating he is to Jeff. In addition, the video gives CU shots when Thorwald is hanging Jeff on the side of the window, which makes the audience see how painful Jeff is.
In the tenth scene, the movie gave different windows a short time to performing after Thorwald is caught, and stops at Jeff’s upper body, then panning to his legs to give us some humor. The movie ends with Jeffs girlfriend reading a magazine.