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Monday, May 18, 2009

Rear Window

Tonight @ The Times Cinema, 7 p.m.

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Rear Window, the Jimmy Stewart/Grace Kelly thriller, wasn’t just one of Alfred Hitchcock’s great suspense films; it was the director’s treatise on what it means to be a movie viewer. Like Stewart’s wheelchair bound photographer, who is pretty convinced that he’s witnessed his neighbor murder his wife, the audience is stuck in their seat, watching as action that they have no control over unfolds.