First time? I envy you. One of the greatest.
Yes, before a week ago Psycho was the only hitchcock I'd seen, but this thread got me wanting to investigate. As I've posted I just recently watched SoaT and Vertigo. Watched RW last night.
I really liked rear window, much more than vertigo. I wanted to get into hitchcock simply for the suspense, since I like being in suspense sometimes during movies and he's one of the best. I didn't really get that from vertigo. It just kinda draaaaagged along. I tried to go into rear window without any prior knowledge, although there's a Simpsons episode based around it so I kinda knew the gist.
Anyways, I liked it a lot. The plot didn't really get stale, the suspense lasted pretty good throughout, and held my interest all the way til the end. If I had to say, I'd put this one slightly above SoaT, although that one definitely surpassed my expectations.
ETA: The woman doing calisthenics across the yard was sexy as frick.
This post was edited on 4/13 at 4:01 pm