I remember another scene, at the beginning, when Stewart hauled Kim Novak out of the water. Those scenes in which James Stewart takes Judy to the dress shop to buy a suit just like the one Madeleine wore, and the way in which he makes her tryon shoes, are among the best.
I always remember one night at the Chelsea Arts Ball at Albert Hall in London when I got terribly drunk and I had the sensation that everything was going far away from me. Very few American actresses are quite as carnal on the screen.
Kim Novak stars as the object of his obsession and longing, a mysterious blonde who seems ice-cold at the first glance, but a complex woman who magnificently display a wide range of emotionssuch as fear, love and child-like vulnerability.
I also explained that the story was of less importance to me than the overall visual impact on the screen, once the picture is completed.
In Hitchcock worked with legendary actor Jimmy Stewart for the fourth and final time, and just like Rear Windowthey succeeded in making a film that would enter the history books.
He is a common topic to turn to when discussing auteur directors, film history, suspense, and psychoanalysis. In his biography of Rossini, Stendhal makes clear that, in the early nineteenth century, opera spectators were in the habit of wandering noisily in and out of the theatre while the production was going on.