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Rear Window in Context

Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts

The 1930s and ‘40s saw a wave of European film directors emigrate to the US. In the same period, anti-communist hysteria due to Cold War tensions swept across the US and paranoia became commonplace. This video delves into the historical context behind the surveillance and suspicion seen in Alfred Hitchcock’s film ‘Rear Window’. It provides a valuable accompaniment to students studying this film.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 10 min
Series: Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts
Printable Resources: Yes

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