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The woman in the window: review of the new film by Joe Wright

The woman in the window: review of the new film by Joe Wright.

Directed by expert Joe Wright and starring stars Amy Adams and Gary Oldman, “Woman in the Window” is the film adaptation of the novel of the same name, released in 2018, by A.J. Finn.

The plot follows the story of Anna Fox, a psychologist suffering from agoraphobia (the fear of outdoor or otherwise unfamiliar spaces) who, during one of her countless days spent in segregation in her New York home, becomes a witness to an atrocious crime. The pathology from which she suffers will contribute to making the already complex consequences of her testimony even more problematic.

Specifically, it seems more than evident to notice similarities to the master Alfred Hitchcock and to his “The window on the courtyard”, with whom The woman at the window not only shares some elements of the plot but also, and above all, some stylistic features and topos. The construction of the atmosphere is the pregnant factor of the film, the distorted sounds of the creaking house, the dark environments and the unnatural shots, are all elements that follow a precise configuration, pieces of a puzzle that aspires to be a perfect artifact, a ‘ work built according to precise and defined joints with almost maniacal care.

The acting performances of Amy Adams, Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore are from annals and lead the viewer into a growing delirium of paranoia and tension that slowly saves the ideas that lead to the final pastiche that reveals the film as a tribute to the great tension cinema of the last century.

The Woman in the Window Credit: Netflix)

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