Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock English Text Guide

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Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock English Text Guide

$17.95 inc. GST

The Neap English Text Guide to Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock enables students to acquire a deeper understanding of the text, to develop their own critical thinking skills, and to tackle their essays and exams with greater confidence.

The Neap English Text Guide to Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock features:

  • a general introduction to the text
  • an easy-to-follow layout
  • background information on the director of Rear Window, such as personal history, career and other films
  • the historical and cultural contexts in which the text was filmed, such as the end of World War II, roles of women, and the expansion of suburbia
  • key quotes in addition to detailed scene summaries
  • in-depth main character profiles and secondary character profiles coupled with key words selected to describe each character
  • analysis of the central themes in Rear Window, such as voyeurism, morality, marriage and relationships, confinement, loneliness, and gender
  • critical reception and perspectives of the text
  • study of the film techniques used in the text, such as camera angles, diegetic sound, and costume
    and accessories
  • images to help with learning, such as an excerpt of the screenplay that analyses of the theme of
    ‘black humor’
  • a guide to planning and writing an essay
  • two sample essays; one with essay structure explained and one complete essay
  • focus questions as well as further exam-style questions and creative response questions
  • marginal notes explaining key passages, ideas, terms, and characters
  • a bibliography and further reading section
  • the expertise of practising VCE English teachers.
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