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…
“I've always wished for more artistic talent. Well, murder can be an art, too. The power to kill can be just as satisfying as the power to create.”
With the aftermaths of the effects of World War II, Patrick Hamilton’s play seemed like the perfect choice for Alfred Hitchcock’s next film. A plot which centers on two highly intellectual men that decide to commit the perfect murder. The victim being one of their classmates who they consider to be inferior to them. This concept of superiority is handled pretty heavily as there are several discussions about it through the film, and it is easy to compare it to Hitler’s ideal of the superior Nazi race. Rope isn’t subtle at all,…
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…
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…
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…
Didn't have a ton of time to watch another movie after finishing 2 Fast 2 Furious (5/10) and eating breakfast (10/10) So my friend and I decided to put on a shorter one. After rummaging through a couple lists of good movies within an hour and a half to an hour forty, we decided on Rope.
Like the other Hitchcock movies i've seen, its very obvious how old it is, and what time period it was made in. But it never changes the experience. I was sucked right in with the first scene.
The plot was intense, and the characters were great. I thought everyone was really good, even James Stewart, although I thought he was an odd choice to…
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actor: James Stewart as Rupert Cadell
character: Mrs. Wilson the Housekeeper by Edith Evanson
Jimmy Stewart is great in this movie.
When the intro credits started rolling I totally forgot that Alfred Hitchcock had directed it. Usually when I want to watch one of his movies i want to be in a certain mood (reason why I've only seen about 4 of them) but because this film was already playing I gladly had no choice.
I wanted to watch something not too lengthy and also the synopsis helped by sounding simple yet intriguing. It was short and sweet...and a little sour. Whenever someone plots a well thought out murder and pulls it off you'll probably have a somewhat dying need to find out if they get caught or not. You kind of guarantee their failure almost...but predictability doesn't really matter in…
Short but sweet film from Hitchcock. If you want a quick showcase of how good James Stewart can be as an actor and how good Hitchcock can be as a director, look no further. Hitchcock's direction in this is excellent - he really makes going from one perfect shot to another perfect shot look easy - and the actors really give the best they can, Dall and Stewart in particular. Some cuts are completely unnoticeable (the panning shots), while some cuts are obvious, but considering the time the film was made in it's still a quite daring and fairly successful experiment. This one doesn't seem to be regarded as one of Hitchcock's very best, but I disagree; the acting is really solid all-around and the cinematography is amazing, especially when you consider there were only around 10 cuts. In my opinion, it's a must-see if you like Hitchcock's other works or James Stewart. It's Ropetastic. I dunno.
"So attractively sinister! Taurus, the bull, you know"
The Master of Suspense crafts an edge of the seat psychological gem in perhaps the first use of the long take in cinema to stunning effect...Razor sharp performances and marvelous one liners makes this a must watch!
Interesting in the year of Birdman. It feels more like a televised play than anything. The behind the scenes doc on the disk goes a long way in making the one-take effect more interesting. Unlike today, they didn't have Handicam. Apparently, the walls were on rollers so they could be moved out of the way for the camera. Additionally, the furniture was moved around as necessary to accommodate the camera.
The acting and story were ok. Nothing amazing. I was more amazed by the set design (as always) than anything the characters were doing. Probably because it felt more like theater than cinema. However, there are some interesting ideas in there. I could see myself watching it again.
Though Hitchcock's movie is a very interesting experiment, it because of its screenplay's rather clumsy attempts at building suspense and characters, supported by an equally clumsy and gimmick-y camera and the fact that it's set in one place, just ends up being, plain and simple said, boring.
Rope creates an atmosphere of suspense based on a murder were the audience is in on the hit. It never jumps time, but instead keeps all the action in one apartment and uses a play like setting to build excitement. Dialogue holds the movie together as characters guess and speculate as to the disappearance of their friend. My biggest fault with this movie is that the characters themselves are dull. The theme of how ideas have power and consequences was shown effectively, but I felt the movie never branched out. Technically, this movie is a real work of art, but it felt as though everything was too intricate. Characters didn't feel real, instead they felt as a piece of a larger picture. All these characters had one-dimensional roles to play and the acting is over-the-top. Overall, Rope is a "will they get caught" does everything it should, it just doesn't do everything well.
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…