Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rear Window (1954) Timelapse

Rear Window Timelapse from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

EDIT: The video was taken down. If I see a new version up online I'll replace this one. Otherwise, I'll delete this post after a few weeks.

This is an interesting video. Not really sure what it's trying to accomplish but very cool nonetheless. It takes shots from the vantage point of the "rear window" from the film and puts them all together. It must have taken hours upon hours to piece together! What do you think?

Side Note: I've been a bit out of the loop lately in terms of blogging and social media. I've been having numerous health problems and lately, it's been difficult for me to find a new-to-me film that I enjoy. I might start revisiting favorites on a more regular basis. Also, all this talk about people watching TCM, going to film festivals, meeting all sorts of cool film people, having time to watch loads of movies, writing wonderful classic film posts, has got me really depressed. It makes me feel like less of a legitimate classic film fan and I've lost a lot of that joy that movies used to give me. I have numerous ideas for posts I want to write but I've lately lost the will to write them. I've taken a step back so that my feelings of envy can subside and I can continue to be supportive of others as well as get back some of that classic film joy that's been missing in my life. I hope to be back on the blogging bandwagon soon enough!


  1. Well, you take care of yourself and don't worry about the rest. When you're ready to get back in the saddle, you'll know. Besides, you've got a wedding to plan!

    I saw this video the other day as well. I like it. It makes 'Rear Window' more real as a story.

  2. What a fascinating video. I think I might have chosen different music, but the video editing is extraordinary.

    Best wishes with your health and with your wedding plans. Movies are not as important right now. When you can return to classic film blogging it will be on a wholly personal level and not based on what anyone else is doing.

  3. Hi Raquelle! So very sorry you continue to be going through rough times with your health. That's enough right there to get anyone down. And you must also be so busy planning your wedding! Small wonder if you don't have a lot of movie time these days. There's a season for everything...

    Your presence is very much missed, but all your friends online are pulling for you and certainly understand. Hope you'll soon have your health issues resolved and also have that sense of "movie joy" return. Take good care!

    Best wishes,

  4. Feel better, Raquelle, hope to see you back talking about the classics soon-you are missed!

    And trust me, I'm more than a bit envious of the Napoleon crowd out West myself!

  5. Raquelle, hope your health and life in general starts looking up soon. At least you have your wedding coming up. I'm sure the planning is another added stress right now, but what exciting times you have ahead of you! Sometimes when things are a bit hectic nothing is better than finding comfort in familiar things, be it films or food, etc. Maybe revisiting some favorite films will be the trick :)

    Wishing you well.

  6. I do hope you get to feeling better, Raquelle! Really, you have so much going on in your life right now that I don't think any of your friends and loyal readers expect you to post regularly! That having been said, I can understand feeling like less of a legitimate classic film fan. I watch TCM regularly, but it feels like eternity since I have posted on classic movies!

  7. Health always comes first, and I am sure you will do that and spring back better than ever. That said, you may have noticed that my blog is close to dormant after five years. Things change, the love of film is still there, but the need to document it has become less a driver. However, new avenues and projects, some related and others not, keeps the creative and inquisitive juices flowing, so don't fret over it, do what pleases and fulfills you.

  8. This video is so neat! Thanks for sharing it. Hope you're feeling better soon. <3
    -Andi x

  9. Raquelle --
    Keep your head up -- it's always darkest before the dawn.

    Sending positive vibest and healing thoughts your way,

  10. Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Wedding stress is definitely making things worse! It's very nice to know that I'm appreciated by you. I really cherish these comments. :-)

  11. I love Hitchcock films. And just like you, he is the reason why I have such an affinity to old movies. Kudos on your blog. Love to read more from you soon!!!!

  12. plushtown (michael mcintyre)April 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    sorry to hear re health, happy to hear re marriage albeit jealous,re writing Mitchum would suggest daily gage use.

    Connects 2 sides of brain while stimulating hippocampus brain cell growth, as do meditation, blueberries,exercise.

  13. Hang in there!

    Sending a good thought!


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