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.
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…
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…
**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…
Never mind the gimmick of the long cuts, this film is great because of the precise acting, the patiently suspenseful screenplay, and most of all Hitchcock's dastardly deliberate direction. The premise is simple and we can guess the ending, but the suspense comes from the way Hitchcock slowly inches us towards the conclusion, as if it were his rope closing in on us.
Currently my second favorite Hitchcock film.
This has some stellar performances, masterful direction, a suspenseful story and some great dialogue.
A successful experiment on all fronts, Rope sees Hitchcock's color debut in a manner that doesn't catch him missing a beat.
Rope was an amazing film that showed an amazing amount of technical skill. The concept of filming the movie in a 'single' take did wonders for the suspense of the setup. With the two 'roommates'/killers having stashed their victim in a chest on which they are serving dinner for the evening's party, the lack of cuts allows us to keep our eyes glued to it the entire time. There are few movies that can make an hour's worth of party conversation as tense as anything else in film.
Not even James Stewart could ruin this one. Pretty great movie, and a good early example of Alfred Hitchcock's skill. I have to applaud the brevity, the writing, and Hitchcock's bold decision to make a movie about a bunch of gay dudes in 1948 (it's never explicitly stated that any of the characters are homosexual, but, well... they're a bit 'mysterious', to say the least).
Give me a choice between a modern day blockbuster and an old black and white movie and I'll pick the latter every time. There's just something about the old classics that I absolutely love: The dramatically sweeping music that seems way over the top, the excessive urgency of the the character dialogue, the swooning stiffness of the actors and the stereotypical writing of the male/female roles. There's something appealing about all this that I find utterly charming and likeable. They don't try to dazzle you like modern day films do. There is no competition to see who can make the biggest impact in special effects and slow-mo shots. What you have is just great engaging stories laid out on screen for you to lose yourself in and enjoy. Which, brings me to Rope; one of my favourite films of all time...
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Even with "a single shot" film Hitchcock's montage sensibilities are so clear
loved it. considering hitchcock directed one of my all time favourite movies i shamefully have seen very little of his work. so this was my first movie in my education of alfred, and god damn was it ever fantastic. james stewart was so damn good. i have only seen one other james stewart movie, harvey, and just like in that one he totally ruled every moment of the movie. the story i guess is loosely based on leopold and loeb and their attempt at a perfect murder. it was a great thriller, great macabre jokes, great everything. loved it.
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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…
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