Did you find something inaccurate, misleading, abusive, or otherwise problematic in this essay example? Lisa makes her first dramatic appearance whilst Jeff is asleep.
Frames within Frames: The Pleasure in Looking Significance of Distance and Closeness between Characters Symbolism in Gestures, Clothes and Props Visual Relations between Women Works cited Introduction Alfred Hitchcock used non-verbal communication extensively in his filmmaking to convey meaning and to create suspension for the audience.
Set designers Hal Pereira and Joseph MacMillan Johnson spent six weeks building the extremely detailed and complex set, which ended up being the largest of its kind at Paramount. His role as the prying observer turns those whom he watches into objects.
The activity of watching people is a relief for his boredom, but it also constitutes a position of power for him in which visual omnipotence becomes the substitute for his physical and emotional deficiencies.
Bored by immobility and equipped with an arsenal of binoculars and telephoto SLR lenses within reach, Jeff amuses himself by spying on his neighbors across the courtyard, from his rear window.
And what if the menacing Lars discovers he's been watched? The directing of the gaze is both an exercise of power and an imposition on those whom it captures.
The critics' consensus states that "Hitchcock exerted full potential of suspense in this masterpiece.