All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.
One of the most innovative films of its time, Alfred Hitchcock's Rope introduces a number of filmmaking experiments which, even today, remain widely unexplored in the world of cinema. It is an immensely captivating tale of two men who strangle one of their acquaintances, hide his body in their apartment, and then throw a party to determine the perfection of their crime.
Filmed in a manner that gives the illusion of being shot in a single take, the biggest strength of this film is how effortlessly it manages to engage the viewers in its expertly crafted plot & sustain the tension throughout its runtime even when the audience is aware of how the movie will end. The direction by Hitchcock is…
This certainly isn't a classic who-done-it. It's more of a modern will-they-get-caught. So much has been said of this film already, I would not dare revisit the plot points. In the interest of adding some fresh perspective, however, here are ten curious things viewers might not know about the Alfred Hitchcock murder thriller Rope.
1. The script was loosely adapted from a stage play called Rope's End by British playwright Patrick Hamilton.
2. The primary characters, Brandon & Phillip, are homosexual roommates, but in 1948 their relationship could not be made obvious.
3. This was Hitchcock's first film in color, and he had to reshoot many scenes because the hues were too bright.
4. The action was filmed continuously on ten…
Phillip: Brandon, you don't think the party is a mistake, do you?
Brandon: Being weak is a mistake.
Phillip: Because it's human?
Brandon: Because it's ordinary!
Without exaggeration, I think this may have been probably my tenth viewing of 'Rope'. It's a film that I can just never tire of, every time I watch the film I get caught up in Alfred Hitchcock's innovative mastery, and on this subsequent viewing not an inch of my admiration for the film or Hitch has at all faded.
Two friends orchestrate the murder of an old acquaintance who they believe to be ''inferior''. They throw a party the same afternoon to show the perfection of their crime, but things go awry when their…
Rope is another splendid thriller by Alfred Hitchcock, having great suspense as always and very interesting dialogues. This film never ceased to be entertaining and I really enjoyed the humorous moments here. The story also had a fine dramatic touch towards the end, escorted by intense confrontations between the main three characters. The whole movie occurs in only one location, but Hitchcock manages to create a really intriguing crime film with great performances all around and a truly unique story.
Holy shit, I love this film.
Unconventional way to kick off a review, I know, but I can't help it. Rope is 80 quick minutes that are so perfectly paced, so perfectly executed that I couldn't help but be totally fascinated by the entire experience. The opening scene of the film shows two men, Brandon (John Dall) and Phillip (Farley Granger) as they are in the midst of murdering a man named David, and Brandon expresses no remorse due to his belief that they are superior human beings to David and thus should be entitled to eliminate someone inferior to them. They decide to make their own "perfect" crime far more risky and uncomfortable by inviting over guests for a…
**Dinner with Hitchcock - Film 5**
With Rope Alfred Hitchcock has crafted a taunt, finely woven thriller, knotted tight with suspense, which won't leave you burned. Okay, I'm done with rope puns now. Telling the story of two friends who decide to murder a third friend of theirs, Rope is unique for many things, from its style to its plot. The idea that the main characters are cold-blooded murderers, who add insult to injury by throwing a party mere minutes after they snuff the life out of their chum, while the body is still in the room, must have been pretty staggering back in the late '40s.
That's not the only thing staggering about Rope though, going in I had…
Rope's experiment, to make the film feel like one seamless take, with some clever edits to combine the shots, is what keeps the film from working as well as it should, but it also makes it infinitely interested. There are some strange lulls in the action, and some dead line deliveries, which can't be covered up with an alternate take, but man is it worth it for these flaws to watch Hitchcock work and experiment with the form.
Ultimately Rope is a retelling of Crime and Punishment, sort of, but it also reads as an allegory for an arrogant filmmaker who ever thinks he could pull off such a stunt. Maybe there is some self awareness on Hitch's part, or maybe it is subconscious, but the early conversations between our murderers feel like artist arguing against potential criticism they'll receive for strangling David to death.
Recommended, if not essential.
Rope, Alfred Hitchcock's first color film as well as his first collaboration with James Stewart, is possibly his most experimental work. Edited in a way that it seems that the entire film is a single continuous shot, when in fact it consisted of twelve very elaborate long takes, this movie was based on a play which naturally makes it feel very theatrical compared to other films of his. Notwithstanding that, Hitchcock pulled off this little experiment of his with real mastery and created a claustrophobic atmosphere that made the film absolutely gripping from the start.
Lo de los planos en esta película es increíble. Es una perfecta adaptación teatral que casi consigue ocultar los pocos cortes que tiene (relacionado: www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/10/08/rope_alfred_hitchcock_movie_has_10_cuts_or_edits_see_them_all_video.html )
O filme é mais conhecido por ser filmado em plano-sequência (mesmo que logo no começo tenha claramente um corte e mais 7 escondidos ao longo do filme), e ao invés de dar toda a importância para a técnica ele faz quase o contrário já que o mesmo tem uma história sensacional.
Talvez os únicos problemas do filme sejam as atuações dos dois personagens que dão a festa, já que são extremamente caricatas e que em alguns momentos te tiram do clima realista do filme.
Ai D. Alfred, os detalles. Ten que coidar o detalles. Este dia debeuse levantar perguiceiro, que nin cameo.
"El bien y el mal, lo correcto y lo incorrecto, fueron inventados por el hombre ordinario, el hombre inferior, porque los necesita".
No deja de ser teatro filmado, pero su falta de pretensiones, su carácter juguetón y esos momentos en los que Hitchcock habla de tú de tú al espectador convirtiéndolo en su cómplice, la hacen muy disfrutable.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
- Employees Leaving The Lumière Factory
- A Corner in Wheat
- The Musketeers of Pig Alley
- Fantômas Serial