Friday, February 2, 2007
Scene Gems: Grace Kelly's Entrance in 'Rear Window'
Grace Kelly was one of the most beautiful women ever to appear on the silver screen. Alfred Hitchock knew this, and put her in three of his movies. Rear Window is the best of these, and one of the best ever. In this clip we first meet Kelly's character Lisa Fremont, who desperately wants Jimmy Stewart's Jeff to marry her. He's resisting for some unknown reason...
I like this scene not only for Kelly's smoldering introduction (and a great on-screen kiss), but also the instant chemistry demonstrated by the two stars. There's some snappy dialogue (penned by John Michael Hayes), and notice the command Hitchcock has over his camera, even in this brief example.
Posted by Scott Eggleston