Did you ever see Rear Window? If not, stop right now and go get thyself this film. It is on my top ten list of all time favorite movies. Trust me, it is a “must see” regardless of your genre preference.
In this Hitchcock classic, starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly (who has to be the prettiest woman to have ever walked this planet), Stewart plays the role of L.B. Jefferies, a professional photographer confined to his apartment with a broken leg. As he spends his days recuperating, Stewart’s character takes to “spying” on his neighbors through his apartment window, camera in hand, of course.
Well, yesterday, my husband (always amenable to my birdbrain ideas) knocked out the screen from our kitchen window so I could raise the glass and get a clear view of one of our bird feeding areas. Turns out, it is a perfect picture taking spot. Here is a male Eastern Towhee that showed up.
At one point, as I sat at the window with camera in hand, “spying” on my backyard birds, I called out to Rick, “I feel very Rear Windowish!” He knew exactly what I meant, although I’m sure he was secretly hoping I would opt to play the part of Grace Kelly! But alas, in this case, he’ll just have to call me Jimmy!
And in case you’re curious…these movies would also likely make my top ten list…although I confess I jotted them down with little contemplation…Finding Forrester, Second Hand Lions, The Princess Bride, To Catch A Thief, Field of Dreams, Lady Hawke, Pretty Woman, any classic Disney (though Jungle Book is tops!) and The Dark Knight Rises – only because Catwoman and Batman get together, like I always knew they would!