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…
When you find a bae who helps you to murder people <3
"Rope" is a tightly constructed and suspenseful experiment from Alfred Hitchcock that plays out in what seems to be one continuous shot. Although "Rope" follows a simple plot, Hitchcock still manages to engage the viewer and keep them on the edge of their seat throughout, along with handling the teriffic camera work and editing techniques. Featuring thought-provoking morals and fantastic performances, "Rope" is one of Hitchcock's underrated movies.
This and Dial M for Murder are set up very much like a stage play all set in one space (which makes sense because it's based on a play). It's fascinating to watch the actors in this setting - they all are top notch and nail their parts. It starts at a boil and then goes back down to a simmer before again reaching a pretty intense climax with an amazing monologue from Jimmy Stewart - he's just killer at those.
James Stewart is so good in Rope. It might be my favorite performance of his in Hitchcock film. Yeah, I know that sounds silly but he's at his most magnetic here.
This has to be the best film based on a single-room play ever made.
The question is: is Brandon the most cynical character of all time? Maybe.
ROPE is the story oc two friends that killed a man, just to know how it feels when you kill someone, and to try to make the perfect murder withou being chought. To be even more difficult they invite his friends and the victim's family to a party...
The reasons why i think that this movie is amost a masterpiece are to many, but I will try to write them.
First of all, this is a movie with some really cool thecnical inovations, the movie is built in a way that it appears to be recorded in just one shot, like filming a play, but it's not,…
Hitchcock hangs all other directors high yet again!
Riveting! One of the most thrilling movies of all time and definitely in the top 5 Hitchcock films of all time.
Really didn't like Rupert though.
Qué sencillez, qué maravilla.
I love the Film Club, you want to know why? Cause I never would have heard of Rope (1948) if it wasn't for the great review from Mooky Holden which I read on here. The movie follows two intellectuals that believe they have committed the perfect murder. They are so arrogant they have the balls to have a party minutes after they have killed their target at the murder scene. This is such an unconventional thriller. Instead of the suspense coming from the possibility of a murder, the suspense comes from the possibility of the murderers getting captured. The acting was superb but what really made me fall in love with with film was the brilliant cinematography. As soon as…
I love long takes and shots. I just love 'em. I didn't watch this because of the prestigious Hitchcock name, I watched it because it is shot to look like one continuous take and it works really well in building and keeping tension. It's not in my collection of favorite long takes (I should probably make a list about that soon), and at first I was dissapointed. And then I realized it shouldn't aspire to be in my list. My favorite tracking shots are pompous and are flashy and really show off that they are masterful shots. But Rope is more tasteful, and its lack of cuts just make movie feel like you are in the room and everything is…
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- 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…
- Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
- Employees Leaving The Lumière Factory
- A Corner in Wheat
- The Musketeers of Pig Alley
- Fantômas Serial