Rear Window

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

"[A] view from a Brooklyn apartment sublimates Hitchcock's voyeurism into a frenzied engagement with the visible. The film varies exposure or racks focus so that the flickering, spatially ambiguous patterns that press the limits of the frame momentarily dissolve themselves as tree branches or a fire escape or a shadow caught on the screen of someone's laundry rippling in the breeze. 'I cupped one of my hands in front of the camera lens and attempted to make tactile to myself light, color and image,' Gehr explains in his notes, linking the film to his father's death and calling it a 'hopeless attempt' to render the ephemeral tangible."
- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

"The variety of these three films (SIDE/WALK/SHUTTLE, THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, REAR WINDOW) reveal the way Gehr's filmmaking eludes classification or simple definition. Because each film occupies such a separate place they continue to shed new light on the scope of Gehr's work."
- Tom Gunning, The Films of Ernie Gehr

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16mm film $35.00  

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