After viewing Rear Window, I noticed it was very similar to the movie Disturbia. Disturbia takes almost the same story plot, except that this time the main character, Shia LaBeouf, is on house arrest. Like in Rear Window, LaBeouf starts looking into his neighbors houses watching them do all sorts of things, and, like the character played by James Stewart in Rear Window, will see something he did not expect to see.
There is also, of course, the beautiful woman. Grace Kelly seems to be more under appreciated in Rear Window, the relationship is more typical of teenage relationships these days in Disturbia.
In both of the movies, a murder was seen through this secretive creeping into neighbors windows. This was the main plot point in both of the movies and also what created the suspense.
Disturbia was obviously inspired by Rear Window. This to me is important because it shows how HItchcock’s original ideas were genius and how we can change his ideas to better fit the likes of people today. Rear Window is my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie, but Disturbia was definitely more interesting of a movie to watch mainly because of the modern technology.