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Rear Window has ratings and 38 reviews. Kelly (and the Book Boar) said: Find all of my reviews at: did I not. Rear Window has ratings and 61 reviews. Bev said: This Rear Window collection of stories () by Cornell Woolrich contains stories from and. Cornell Woolrich’s “Rear Window” First-person narrator. Hal Jefferies tells the story of his discovering and solving a murder by watching out his rear window.

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A little snooping and he finds they are Mr. This film is a favourite of my sister and I. He noticed that the ill wife of another tenant seemed to be missing. Is she in the hospital, out of town, or dead?

The Bride Wore Black. But they were once so in love! Winn rated woolric really liked it. He’s convalescing from a broken leg, he’s a bit paranoid, and he likes to stay up all night looking into the courtyard from his bay window at times using a “spyglass” — not binoculars, as depicted on the book cover or in the movie.

Rfar, who is now watching you? It can be read for free here: It is hard not to wonder why this story inspired Alfred Hitchcock to make a film adaptation.

Hal Jefferis is confined to his room and intermittently makes his way winddow bed and a chair by his bay window, though it isn’t till the end that we discover why he is so constrained – it is of course obvious from the start in the film.

Feb 05, Als M. Kudos to Cornell Woolrich for being able to pack such a wallop into such a little package and kudos to the Master of Suspense for giving it life on the big screen.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. D To be honest I kept on imagining James Stuart as Jeffwhile there was n I didn’ t know that one woklrich my all time fave Hithcocks is based on a story written by Cornell Woolrich, whose works have been adapted by a lot corneell noir films like the The Bride Wore Black, Waltz Into Darkness and a couple of few more.

Woolwich begins his story: Jan 14, Gregory Hunt rated it it was amazing Shelves: For me, it was impossible to separate the movie from the story, and I’m certain my enjoyment of it would have been altered somewhat- probably lessened- if I didn’t have the movie to reference wooolrich my head while reading.


In his warped mind, Mr. Rear Window by Cornell Woolrich. This book can be looked at as the second part of Blues Of A Lifetime since that book was kind of skimpy on page count, and it even reprints a couple selections from it in the Memory’s Mists section. The observance of neighbors partying and dancing, dressing and drinking and doing nothing illegal doesn’t lead to a fast read, as it takes the voyeur and his binoculars a while to realize Nothing in this world makes me happier than a rainy night, warm P.

I still did not understand how the murderer figured out who was watching him, and, in general, if he assumed that he was being watched, then why he did not just lower the curtains It looks like the only one who could have done it is her partner Mar 16, Dan Schwent rated it liked it Shelves: Cornell Woolrich is also the not-so-proud author of some 25 books, not all of them attaining that gray area between the timely and the timeless to the same degree, or eternal appeal, and some probably better in their original cornel form these stories woolrixh particular are the ones most in need of a reprint.

He has no nosy female housekeeper–he has a houseman–and he’s the one who operates as Jeffries’s legs. So peaceful, so prosaic. Brains Dunleavy plans to kill a guy who has done him wrong, and goes to his friend Wolorich Williams for help in pre-arranging a suitable alibi.

The Dark Side of Love. What business is it of ours to see their private acts? View all 4 comments.

The Story Of Who Owns ‘Rear Window’ Mirrors A Cornell Woolrich Tale

I think a trip to the video store might be in order. What do we know of our neighbors, the ones next door, with their daughter on her third husband, and yes, please tell us about the couple down the street and their wild parties, shameful. When he goes, shamefaced and hat in hand, to apologize to her, he finds that she’s not there and she’s apparently disappeared off the face of the earth. They were the rear-window dwellers around me,” serves as the opening paragraph. A policeman is sent to breakup a dance marathon because the sponsors are suspected of being flim-flam artists.


Rear Window by Cornell Woolrich

Feb 20, Melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: As for me, am off to watch the movie. It was interesting, even tho I like old movies. At times the whole thing blurred and he felt as if he were being carried around in a maelstrom.

Woolrich shows how a mundane courtyard and the narrator’s mind are similarly teeming with life and death. It’s a quick read and pretty suspenseful, if a little dated. The soldier is convinced his girl has been unfaithful and he goes to her apartment on the alert for proof of her guilt.

Rear Window

Interesting differences between the two mediums- there is no Grace Kelly character in the story. Return to Book Page. But the humor that was delivered by others – mainly.

The characters are fleshed out and it’s more interesting seeing everything from Jeffries’s point of view out the window. Dec 22, Jennifer Lafferty rated it liked it Shelves: It definitely doesn’t have the thrills and tension of his later stories but it is set in an era Woolrich had a lot of affinity for – the roaring twenties!! He had us watch their private activities behind closed doors.

Nick, the policeman on the case, takes a fancy to Ginger and when the killer sets his sights on Ginger, she has to hope that Nick will get the messages and clues she’s left behind–before she becomes another “Poor Butterfly” in the killer’s collection.

This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Because only the last sentence mentions the crucial detail, is it considered a plot twist that his leg was in a cast the entire time? I wish they had real estate books in here.