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Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window From Another Angle [VIDEO]

It's Technical

I’m a bit of an Alfred Hitchcock fanatic and Rear Window from 1954 is near the top of my favorite movies list. I never thought I’d see something like this done, hell, I didn’t think something like this could be done. I’ll let the creator, Jeff Desom explain. “I dissected all of Hitchcock’s Rear Window and stiched it back together in After Effects. I stabilized all the shots with camera movement in them. Since everything was filmed from pretty much the same angle I was able to match them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard without any greater distortions. The order of events stays true to the movie’s plot.” So basically, you’re seeing everything Jimmy Stewart’s character, L.B. Jeffries, sees. You’re just skipping all the scenes centered on him. The video here is a time-lapsed version of Desom’s work, the full version runs twenty minutes long. Read more about it here.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."