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…
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…
**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…
Holy fuck, that's some real suspense there. Didn't like Vertigo, Birds and Psycho that much, but with Rope old Alfred indeed made me sweat.
Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope" grabbed me from the opening scene and held me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire movie, despite the fact that I pretty much knew how it would all climax. It tells the story of one fateful evening when two classmates strangle their third "inferior" classmate just for the sake of murder. The movie takes place in real time, giving the illusion of a single-shot for the entire movie with only a few blatant transitions. This added to the overall effective tension, as we were with the killers every second from when they committed the crime, all the way up until the very end. As another nice touch, I greatly enjoyed the subtle references to…
Since I loved Birdman so much I wanted to watch another film that had a similar formula so without further delay let's review Hitchcock's Rope. Rope is directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it stars James Stewart, John Dall, and Farley Granger. Now before watching the film I wasn't really expecting much Roger Ebert said it sort of failed and Alejandro González Iñárritu said it was a mediocre plot and I disagree on both opinions. Rope was a spectacular movie and I loved it.
This is the film that mainly inspired movies like Birdman and other movies that have very long tracking shots. From the beginning to the end I was on the edge of my seat some of you may say…
I’m not sure what ‘Rope’ was initially intended to be, but more than fifty years after its release, it plays like a crackling dark comedy. It's a pleasure to see the specificity of Hitchcock’s visual storytelling, even if it's too narrow-minded for its own good, at times.
Aside from Jimmy Stewart being fantastic by doing nothing more than standing around and thinking, the highlight of ‘Rope’ is John Dall playing an even-tempered murderer, floating through his party projecting equal parts Phil Hartman and Jim Carrey.
Watch this. If you haven't seen it, it’s a brisk 80 minutes that’s far more outrageous and playful than the stodgy ‘all in one shot’ reputation it’s lived under the shadow of for years.
Provocative, but stagey and a little ridiculous. 1940s Affleck and Clooney do it again.
Only an ambiguously successful experiment. Having not seen Lifeboat, my experience with Hitch generally finds me liking him at his least constrained. Some of the edits here are even downright obvious and inelegant. Still, the picture is well acted and shot, and the basic subject has enough interest to keep the film compelling. Jimmy Stewart is quite effective as Rupert. There's a slightly surreal moment when several Hitchcock characters begin discussing actors, including several who've been in Hitchcock movies, such as Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and James Mason(Actually, Notorious is rather explicitly alluded to).
This is truly one of Hitchcock’s most suspenseful and engaging films. The direction is absolutely prefect and it honestly makes you feel as if you are a character in the room experiencing the drama play out. It has a fantastic story line that is able to not only entertain you, but also provides you with thought provoking ideas concerning morality and superiority.
Very suspenseful movie, great time.
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…