All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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.
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…
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.
**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…
Now, the theme of murder isn't exactly new to me in a Hitchcock-film, but this time around it's done from a whole new angle, and that was really entertaining. In the masterpiece Rope, Alfred Hitchcock explores a question that every philosophy student asks themselves: Why shouldn't I kill a man?
The film plays out in real-time during a party in an apartment, and is cut to seem like a single continuous take. That's about the only thing that fails in the film, because it was impossible back them to conceal every cut, and the result is sort of clumsy. Other than that though, the cinematography is nothing but perfect! The style is extremely intimate, Hitch adds moments of suspension just…
One of my personal favorites for the self-imposed technical constraints, twisting of sympathies, and Farley Granger. The moving camera, in addition to being an absolute technical marvel, also makes you complicit in the action, adding to the stomach twist you feel during the close calls. It's a talky film, but I think in a different way from Dial M for Murder - Hitch is great for his visual storytelling, and he's at his best when there is a discordance between what you see and what you hear, which is the case here.
Not on top of Hitchcock's ladder, but still a great movie. Acting was top-notch.
Original and exhilarating concept, good dialogues, interesting, and mostly well made. 8/10.
—Did he do me justice?
—Do you deserve justice?
Some suspense, watch for hidden cuts
Brandon: Nobody commits a murder just for the experiment of committing it. Nobody except us.
Brandon: 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.
I'll be forever grateful that Hitchcock made so many great movies and that I still haven't seen most of his filmography. Always a pleasure
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Holy shit, looks like a one-taker!
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