Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, USA 1954)
"It's fascinating that Rear Window, this very movie that is hailed as the exemplary meditation on human spectatorship actually begins with a cat leading the way. It is as if to make us aware that what we consider our own gaze was in fact always already directed and informed by another gaze, the gaze of the cat. And while we thought we are observing a scene, the cat was already there looking at it – and at us."
Rear Window, DVD Universal Pictures © original copyright holders.