Alfred Hitchcock fan Jeff Desom has done something quite remarkable with the footage from Hitchcock’s classic 1954 Rear Window, his thriller about a wheelchair bound photographer who spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
As explained by Desom: “I dissected all of Hitchcock’s Rear Window and stitched it back together in After Effects. I stabilized all the shots with camera movement in them. Since everything was filmed from pretty much the same angle I was able to match them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard without any greater distortions. The order of events stays true to the movie’s plot.”
You’ll find this absolutely epic video below, with screen grabs of views from various points in the day at his website.