Greenwich Village View: Rear Window was filmed on a set built at Paramount Studios in LA
Movies have long been filmed on location in New York City, from the earliest days of silent film production. But New York films set within interiors that offer a view of the city--or even
just a suggestion of the city outside-- often brilliantly evoke the city as a thematic
element that propels the plot forward. Indeed, these films set within sets often use the city to evoke the great "world outside," as it were, and infuse the drama with a heightened sense of the film's moral underpinnings.