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…
“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…
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.
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've always been a oner sucker, so I tend to eat up movies like Rope where its presented as a single shot (essentially). Overall though the technique managed to be rather unnoticeable aside from the poorly disguised cuts where the camera pulled into the back of men's suit jackets. Really what I liked the most about it was the writing, which made a 'real time' one location film into a very entertaining experience. I do love Hitchcock and Stewart which certainly didn't hurt.
A fascinating film experiment. Though we know the killer(s) from the beginning, the suspense is all in Laurents' sharp dialogue.
John Dall is my motherfuckin' soulmate.
Um filme bem montado e conduzido, valendo-se de sua aposta de exercício cinematográfico. As atuações e a direção são muito boas.
Peca um pouco ao caracterizar seus personagens de maneira fria e um pouco vazia.
So Hitchcock did the single-take illusion long before Birdman, right? I read that he called this an experiment that didn't work out, but I thought it was wonderful. Spare and contained, but with a psychological tension that built through the movie. I don't know exactly why, but I found Stewart more likable here than in anything I've seen him in to date. I think perhaps because this role hinted at his darker side. Furthermore, the plot (which is apparently based on real life events) seemed so familiar to me, perhaps because of my own experiences with people who think their intellectual superiority somehow grants them immunity from immorality. I couldn't help but see the plot reflected in snatches of other…
An excellent Hitchcock adaptation of a screenplay. The acting and the characters are all well told. The film was specifically meant for an American audience, but it was not very successful. Part of the issue, I suspect, is that the audience sees the murder occur at the beginning, so there is no sense of mystery. Everyone knows, given the code standards, how such a film will conclude. The suspense is still there for anyone who enjoys plays in terms of trying to figure out when it will all unravel.
Two male friends decide to commit a murder. The leader of the two is intent on following through based on his own fascination with Nietzsche and murder as a possible form…
Rope is based on a play written by Patrick Hamilton that follows two vaguely gay men as they commit murder and try to rub everyone's nose in the crime scene without anyone else finding out. Talk about hubris! The premise is a little far-fetched, but it does well to examine the sadistic and eugenic belief systems inherent in the upper class. This concept of superiority is well established by Jimmy Stewart, the former mentor, who truly embodies these theories without giving any airs of pretension or condescension; an achievement given that he proposes a form of extermination of "inferior" people only three years after the Holocaust. His character arc is what drives this movie, and his discovery is the crux…
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…