Friday, November 20, 2009

Old School Fridays: Rear Window

Another Friday, a new edition of Old School Fridays has arrived! This week we're taking a look at the theatrical trailer for my favorite Alfred Hitchcock film of all-time, Rear Window (which Disturbia essentially ripped off). Check it out:

I love this trailer. It's so over the top and cheesy, introducing us to the world of the film, and then having Jimmy Stewart break the fourth wall and talk directly to the camera. Trailers like this aren't made anymore, and I find it kind of sad. The trailer did everything that most trailers nowadays do, it just did it in a very unique way. It told us who the stars were, who directed it, what the director has done other than this film, and it introduces us to the world and the main plotline of the film. It intrigues you enough to where you want to see what happens. Plus, I love it when the last caption says, "See it! If your nerves can stand it after Psycho!"

That does it for this Friday. Tune in next week for another exciting edition of Old School Fridays!

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