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Rear Window (1954) (Hitchcocktober!)

"Through his rear window, and the eye of his powerful camera, he watched a great city tell on itself, expose its cheating ways...and murder!"

Do not miss the Hitchcock films playing all October at the Reading Gaslamp 15!  Starting with...  one of his greatest...

'Rear Window' (1954) (Trailer below)

Considered by many film lovers, critics and scholars to be one of Hitchcock's best films... 'Rear Window' centers on a wheelchair-bound professional photographer (Stewart) who's confined to his New York apartment after suffering a broken leg during a recent shoot. In finding himself unable to leave his apartment for days on end...he spends his time looking out of his rear courtyard-facing apartment window, observing the neighbors and soon begins to suspect...one of them has committed murder.

There are a few Hitchcock films everyone should jump at the chance to see on one of San Diego's best and largest theater screens (Reading Gaslamp's Screen 1)...and this film is one of them.  Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, the universally praised 'Rear Window' continues to have a startling 100% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with all critics giving it a top rating.  Don't miss it!  (No, really!)

Creator of this Event: Robb

Cost: Only $7.00 (includes $2 off a popcorn or soda - just ask for the discount!) 

When and Where: We'll meet up in the lobby of the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 at 6:45pm and head into the theater at 6:55pm.

After the Film: We may swing by somewhere close to chat and have a drink if enough folks are up for it.

Other Interesting Facts:

- As most people know...Alfred Hitchcock makes a cameo in many of his own films (he actually appears in 37 of the 52 films in which he was listed as the main director).  Where does he appear in 'Rear Window'? - About a half hour into the film, winding the clock in the songwriter's apartment.

- This is the only film in which Grace Kelly is seen with a cigarette. She refused to smoke in films, except this once.

- Once during the filming, the lights were so hot they set off the soundstage sprinkler system.

- Screenwriter John Michael Hayes based Lisa on his own wife, who'd been a professional fashion model when they married.

- All of the sound in the film is diegetic, meaning that all the music, speech and other sounds all come from within the world of the film (with the exception of the non-diegetic orchestral music heard in the first three shots of the film).

- In 2007, 'Rear Window' was ranked by the AFI as the #48 Greatest Movie of All Time and, in 2008, it was ranked as the #3 Greatest Mystery Film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW0y7i2AyNU

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  • Peggy W.

    Hey guys just putting this out there for everybody.
    There was a mention of the movie Sunset Boulevard.
    This great book store D.G.Mills always has great authors, poets, etc.. and they have an author discussing the life of Gloria Swanson the star of Sunset Boulevard. It will Oct.25 at 7pm free.
    Wonderful discussions in a intimate envoirment!
    Located on 7461 Girard Ave. La Jolla.

    2 · October 11, 2013

    • Robb

      That's awesome! Thanks Peggy! There's a good chance I'll end up going to that! And the film is playing tonight at Cinema Under The Stars, too...and getting close to sold out. ;)

      October 12, 2013

  • Jafar

    Now I'm tempted to watch the highrise in front of me with binoculars.

    2 · October 9, 2013

    • Jafar

      Unfortunately there's a lot of glare in the windows. Can't see much. And I need a better set of binoculars.

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • julia g

    I really enjoyed meeting you all and hanging out afterward ! I love talking movie talk with people of like mind...oh, and the movie was fun to see on the big screen ! Want to def do more !

    2 · October 9, 2013

  • Amanda

    So bummed I am missing this....yoga training got out late.....so going next week

    October 8, 2013

    • Robb

      Sorry, Amanda!

      October 9, 2013

  • Shannyn

    Even better on the big screen. Loved it!!

    2 · October 9, 2013

  • Phil C

    I liked the movie, but did not enjoyed it as much as I though I would.

    October 8, 2013

  • Robb

    We've got a great group signed up for this film!

    Weather, Parking and Time reminders -

    ~Weather~
    It can sometimes be chilly or warm in the theater...so bring a jacket or sweater if you'd like.

    ~Parking~
    Baseball season's now over...so, on weekdays, Park-it-on-Market is a great option for parking (only $1 an hour on weekdays and only a block from the Reading Gaslamp 15). There's an entrance on 6th Ave between G and Market - 655 Sixth Ave.

    Horton Plaza offers 3 hours of free parking with their self-validation machines. Just remember to actually get your ticket validated and watch the time carefully. If you don't make it back within 3 hours...the lot is $8 an hour for every additional hour.

    ~Time~
    Although the movie starts at 7pm...the group will be heading into the theater at 6:50pm. If you don't make it to the lobby by 6:50pm...no problem. Either look for the group in the actual theater...or look for us immediately after the film.

    See everyone at the theater!

    ~Robb

    1 · October 7, 2013

    • Sean F.

      Just walked in from work. On my way shortly might be a bit late :-(

      October 8, 2013

    • Robb

      No problem. If you get there late...just look for us sitting down or find us after the film. ;)

      October 8, 2013

  • Nancy De G.

    Exactly, Big screen, it should be soo good. And Grace Kelly so good.

    2 · October 5, 2013

  • Ro

    Yaye!! Haven't seen it on the big screen for ages....so excited!

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Nancy De G.

    Really great movie

    1 · September 25, 2013

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