<i>Rear Window</i>

Paramount Pictures

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Sun., May 21, 7:30 p.m. 2017
$12

Only in L.A. do you see the words "Raymond Burr Centennial" garnishing a theater program. The burly character actor is best known as TV's beloved Perry Mason, but his numerous film roles prove that he was equally adept at playing slimy heavies. Check him out in Hitchcock's Rear Window, in which he blends pathos with menace as a neighbor suspected of a grisly murder and dismemberment. His final standoff with Jimmy Stewart is a classic of suspense staging — a moment of pure terror pierced by the surprisingly existential delivery of the line: "What do you want from me?" Life's too short to miss out on a movie this great, so don't wait until the Burr sesquicentennial to see it.

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