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How kids will like Hitchcock’s Rear Window

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❝When we were kids, we had cardboard-tube periscopes and plastic 007 briefcases; today’s children grew up playing with working, pint-sized surveillance equipment right out of “The Conversation.” But although they’ll understand the appeal of Jeff’s spying, they’ll also know that he’s doing something he shouldn’t — and will hold their breath waiting to see just how he’s going to get caught.❞

from Stephen Whitty’s Family Viewing: ‘Rear Window’

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Extra narrative content via smartphone app

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☞ Interesting development, but where does it lead? Why can’t we just have a movie on the smart phone and not bother about using it during a public movie screening?

App places viewers’ second screens at the heart of its narrative, providing extra content to those who keep their smartphones at hand for the duration of the film.

❝Some people may get annoyed when audiences start getting their phones out during a performance, but we’ve come across a few projects that encourage those with an urge to check their devices – such as the Providence Performing Arts Center’s Tweet Seat scheme. Now, a new movie from the Netherlands called App has placed viewers’ second screens at the heart of its narrative, providing extra content to those who keep their smartphones at hand for the duration of the film. …❞

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Hitchcock was such a master of putting on screen things that made you uneasy. Somebody once asked him what frightened him most, and he said the police. He came from a poor background. I think he understood those fears. He hated the thought of sudden violence. He was always wanting to be in control. And his films reflect that at any moment it can happen — your life is in control and then bam. He had such simpatico with the audience.

Anthony Hopkins on Hitchcock

“Hitchcock was such a master…”