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Watch Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ Edited into a Single Insane, 3-Minute Timelapse Shot


Whoa. That’s basically all we can manage after watching Jeff Desom’s gorgeous and intense edit of Alfred Hitchcock’s Peeping Tom masterpiece Rear Window, which brilliantly composites every shot of the courtyard outside Jimmy Stewart’s window into one panoramic image. When played at the correct speed, as in the video installation that is the project’s final product, this version of the film takes 20 minutes. But in the making-of clip below, the footage is sped up so that it’s only three minutes long, the fast pace creating a sort of “tilt-shift Hitchcock” effect. Watch and be rendered speechless below, then learn more about the project at Slashfilm.