All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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…
Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 8
Double feature: classic genre-bending thrillers – part 1
Rope is a classic Hitchcock murder mystery best known for its inventive use of long takes and creative cutting to try to appear as a single, uninterrupted shot, and while some audiences may find this distracting, it effectively puts the viewer at the scene of the crime and creates a feeling of claustrophobia or entrapment, as if events are escalating out of control and there's nowhere for you to escape to—likewise, confining the action to a single apartment with a view of the New York skyline increases the anxiety of the situation by creating the sense that we're not allowed to leave (and it's this tense and…
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.
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…
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…
Excellently made and great plot.
I love Hitchcock, I think he's brilliant and all of his films are way ahead of its time in my opinion. Rope is another brilliant film by Hitchcock, he just doesn't make bad movies, all the Hitchcock films I've seen have been amazing. Rope is such a uniquely shot movie, with very long shots, which make the movie appear as one long continuos shot, and it works, you would think it was filmed in one take, but if you have a really keen eye for detail you can notice the cuts. I don't think we will see another movie like Rope in reference to the way it's shot, I just don't think they could do it nowadays, because we won't…
i was a virgin , i knew only little ,i always wanted to watch it , i did it tonite and ok someone fuck me that was probably the most fun murder EVER!!!
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The first in a phenomenal string of collaborations between Jimmy Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock. This film is an absolute classic, and is the best psychological thriller I have ever seen.
One term we've learned in class is 'Sequence Shot' or when there is a long take without cuts. When I read this definition the first movie I thought of was Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rope'. Rope takes place in a single setting, and is entirely made of long takes with little cuts. The team behind the film even went to great lengths to make sure each shot was perfect. For example, there is a scene in the movie where, while filming, someone's foot was ran over by a camera dolly. To stop him from screaming someone had to grab him, gag him, and pull him outside.
I watched this before Birdman on the same day and all I gotta say is, what a day for cinema!
I love Jimmy-I could watch him squint his eyes all day.
A complete effort: a murder designed to be "perfect", shown in total execution. The subsequent mystery, contingent almost entirely on Jimmy Stewart's shoulders pulses fascinatingly, gluing eyes to the never-cutting screen. The colors are vibrant in Hitchcock's first non-black and white effort, and the technical achievement in ROPE even more so. Everything that happens in this film's 80 minutes is shot with the illusion of a single long take, mimicking the fluidity of actual life. This ramps up tension in several particularly choice moments, where framing is used to paint an object in bright shades of suspense, while all around it, the surrounding players remain unawares.
ROPE's narrative, while interesting in how it weaves together several past relationships, backstories, and…
When you find a bae who helps you to murder people <3
"Rope" is a tightly constructed and suspenseful experiment from Alfred Hitchcock that plays out in what seems to be one continuous shot. Although "Rope" follows a simple plot, Hitchcock still manages to engage the viewer and keep them on the edge of their seat throughout, along with handling the teriffic camera work and editing techniques. Featuring thought-provoking morals and fantastic performances, "Rope" is one of Hitchcock's underrated movies.
- 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