PEL Presents (sub)Text: The “Intelligent Way to Approach Marriage” in Hitchcock’s "Rear Window"

PEL Presents (sub)Text: The “Intelligent Way to Approach Marriage” in Hitchcock’s "Rear Window"

By Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Friday, 26 June

L.B. Jefferies has the perfect girlfriend—beautiful, intelligent, wealthy—but too perfect, he insists, for marriage. And so he spends his time spying on the love lives of his neighbors, and ropes his girlfriend into this project as well. Which, strangely enough, turns out to be a really effective form of couples’ therapy. What’s the connection between voyeurism and what Jefferies calls “the intelligent way to approach marriage”? Wes and Erin discuss Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film Rear Window.

Thanks to CranioDsgn for permission re-purpose his poster for the cover art.

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