All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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…
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…
I'm in love with that ending, and I feel like if this is ever remade (curse the thought), Nicholas Cage needs to take James Stewart's role; they just sounded so much alike.
Underrated imo...an experiment but interesting. .
It's not Hitch's or Jimmy Stewart's best but it's a memorable short one-act play featuring great long takes and dolly shots. It's definitely one of Hitchcock's most memorable and watchable for the insanely quick runtime and features all your favorite Hitchcock staples: Jimmy Stewart, strangulation, murder, and underlying repressed homosexuality.
Rodada en un falso plano secuencia y sin salir de una habaitación, el genio del suspense nos muestra una vez más de lo que es capaz.
Hitchcock's experimental film that kind of worked but didn't.
No se si sería una imposición del productor para dar las cosas más mascadas a la gente pero no entiendo que muestren esa escena inicial.
Sin ver esa escena el resto de la película tendría mucha más intriga. De esta forma sabes tanto más que los personajes que creo que pierde algo de gracia la trama, sobretodo al final.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Apesar de ser o mais fraco do Hitchcock que vi até agora (entre Birds, Psicose,Vertigo e Janela Indiscreta), assim como os outros conseguiu cumprir bem o papel de apresentar técnicas únicas, diferenciadas, suspense e tensão na medida, além prender a atenção durante todo o filme como ninguém consegue hoje em dia, não com esse padrão e regularidade.
O ponto forte do filme são diálogos, principalmente os ambíguos, e claro a direção, dispensando comentários sobre tensão crescente, que já são esperados e pontuais nas obras do diretor. Meu coração quase para na cena que a empregada vai desfazendo a arca, intercalada com especulações e suspeitas do que teria acontecido com ele, assim como a cada close no olhar de Rubert e…
Hitchcock considered Rope to be a "failed experiment", but the auteur's opinion must be taken with a grain of salt. The film successfully conveys the amoral claustrophobia in which the story unfolds. The experiment consisted of having the film appear to be one long continuous take, and perhaps he felt that it was a failure due to the limitations of motion picture technology: a Technicolor camera only holds 10 minutes of film, so after 9 and a half minutes of story & dialogue, the camera must "hide" the edits by closing in on a black object, or the back of a character's jacket. The effect is only slightly clumsy to this modern viewer's eyes. While it may not be conscious, the…
Oh look, Hitchcock did what Birdman did almost 70 years ago!
Great flick that I’d never seen before. It’s a bit diabolical what the two leads do and interesting to me that people found their relationship to be gay at the time. I agree with James Stewart in that he shouldn’t have been in this movie. It didn’t seem like a part for him. It wasn’t big enough if you ask me. It’s not a perfect film but for its time it’s rather great. Some interesting ideas and techniques at play, not the least of which are the long takes. It might not be one of his most well known films, but it is definitely one that should be seen.
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…
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…