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…
Noir November (Film #44)
"A rather peculiar party..."
Give Alfred Hitchcock a decent concept and he can turn it into a great film. Give Alfred Hitchcock a great concept and he can turn it into a masterpiece. The concept for the film Rope is so simple, but it's so perfect for a director like Hitchcock. No, there's no planes diving down out of the sky to swoop over the main character's head. No, there's no large scale scene at Mount Rushmore. No, there's no out of control birds. No, there's no secret agents. There's no exciting train ride. There's no psychedelic experimental effects. In fact, the film Rope takes place in one room. The beauty doesn't come from large scale,…
It's a basic premise, but it's filled with so much creativity. God knows Hitchcock was never short of that particular trait. Two men dispose of an 'inferior' peer, and stuff him in a fancy lookin' chest in their high rise apartment. To cover their tracks, it seems like a brilliant idea to invite over friends and family of their victim. This way they don't look like suspects when everyone figures out the man is missing. It's a clever film, that is quick, fun, and super unique.
Rope is a lot like an on stage play. It's edited together to look like one continuous shot, while never leaving the apartment. The whole party goes down in what feels like one whole…
"Cat and mouse. Cat and mouse. But which is the cat and which is the mouse?"
To watch this on the big screen was to reaffirm it as one of Hitchcock's top-tier films, as well as cementing it as my second favorite by the director (nothing will ever dethrone Spellbound). Also, watching this with an audience allows some of the wry humor of the film to explode off of the screen. It is a shame, however, that I appeared to be the only one in the audience picking up on the narrative's playing with repressed, homosexual desire as it is somewhat apparent in both the writing and the acting throughout.
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.
- 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…
- The Brood
- Winter Light
- The Changeling
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…