Westchester author at the center of Spielberg lawsuit

Steven Spielberg is being sued over claims his movie Distburbia (starring Shia LaBeouf) copied off the classic Hitchcock movie Rear Window.aleqm5hq2dbpgneoefl5tehjxmcy9wqc6a.jpeg

In case you didn’t know, Rear Window is based off a 1942 short story written by Cornell Woolrich, who grew up in New York City but is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. Hitchcock got permission from Woolrich’s people when he made his movie, but the lawsuit alleges that Spielberg didn’t.

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Aman Ali

Aman Ali has been a mobile journalist for the Journal News since 2007. Prior to that he worked in Washington, D.C., for The Hill covering Capitol Hill politics and the 2008 Presidential race. An Ohio native, Ali received his degree in newspaper journalism from Kent State University. If he's not on assignment reporting, he can be found at home beating 12-year-olds online in Madden football on his Xbox 360.