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…
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…
Perhaps Hitchcock's finest moment, a surreal blending of theater and cinema. Sound and image become one. Articulate dialogue keeps the viewer utterly entertained. With scenes such as Brandon playing with the rope once used to kill, a metronomic rhythm increasing to correspond with Phillip's anxiety, and invisible spaces coming to life by voice-over storytelling, this is truly exemplar of a master at work.
99/100 - Masterful.
this wasn't as bad as i expected??
This film is brilliant. Avid Hitchcock fans won't dare miss it. Shot in one take, very similarly to Birdman. Classic psychological drama.
Mr Hitchpenis shows his mastery by pulling off a stunt so ahead of its time it would be widely recognized as innovative in 2014 when Birdman successfully aped its conceit of a single take film.. Now considered in many circles one of Hitches masterpieces, I think its a bit too flawed to be held in the same breath as his greatest films. My biggest issue is that without a mystery of what happened and knowing that a 1948 film was not going to let our killers go free, it felt like only a matter of time before Jimmy Stewart opened up that chest and saved the day. At 80 minutes it gets to that conclusion swiftly and in an entertaining…
Because it's based on a play, the entirety if Rope takes place in a single location and is told in real time. Hitchcock also creates the amazingly tricky illusion that it's all shot in a single take. The premise is intriguing, but somewhat overwritten, which exarcebates the slowness of it's approach, but the final act is riveting and the denouement is powerful.
A slow-burn thriller and cinematic experiment from Hitchcock.
Letter Grade: B-
"Good and evil, right and wrong were invented for the ordinary average man, the inferior man, because he needs them."
Not one of Alfred Hitchcock's best but not one of his worse either. Oddly enough even for Hitchcock the movie is a little strange in that it is told through the eyes of the antagonist. But really I don't think Hitchcock even looked at the two as "bad guys". Told through their eyes makes the film interesting and more tense. You find yourself getting tense when their plot might end by being caught. John Dall is great at playing the evil and charismatic Brandon. One of my favorite actors of all time Jimmy Stewart shows up as…
I always forget how much humour there can be in a Hitchcock film
"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."
64 years before Birdman there was Rope.
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…