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  1. To me, Rear Window contains an extended metaphor of the business of making movies. Jeffries' neighborhood, like a movie studio, is a whirl of activity, with artist and composer and dancer all busy at their work, Seen from a distance, this little ant-farm will conclude its work by the final curtain. Wendell Corey and Jeff discuss the story and decide which is the most believable conclusion just as the scriptwriters polish a script. Costumes, such as Lisa wears, are very expensive, but also very beautiful. There are stills to examine, shots to plan, lighting to design... unforeseen events li
  2. Sam Loomis is yet another example of the Hitchcock male who is content to enjoy a physical relationship with an attractive, unattached female but who is himself marriage shy. Sam's excuse, alimony poverty, allows him to fend off Marion's desire to have him make, literally, an honest woman out of her. Just as Lisa Fremont declares that she is finished with Jeffries, Marion declares an end to her relationship with Sam, but the temptation of $40000 in cash draws her back in, since the infusion of so much cash would strip Sam of his final excuse for not marrying her. In the same way, when Jeffr
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