Disturbia was enjoyable, but if you haven’t seen Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic Rear Window, you’re really doing yourself a disservice. It’s one of Hitch’s most beloved films, and for good reason – it features a fantastic performance from Jimmy Stewart, and blended the notion of voyeurism with one of the director’s trademark murder mystery angles.
/Film points us to an awesome video from Jeff Densom, an editor who composited all of the events of the film into one panoramic “shot” so we can see the action of the film play out before us. It’s a really cool concept, and trust me – it’s worth watching. Check it out below.
What you just watched was actually only a making-of piece for a larger installation that will play out over the course of about 20 minutes, but you get the idea of what he’s going for. I’ve never seen anything quite like what Densom has done here before, and it’s cool to think about possibilities of other films being given this treatment. Any other “one location” films you can think of that might benefit from a project like this?