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…
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…
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…
I was just watching this with my mom and Grammy, and at the ten-minute mark they had a look on their faces like they'd just seen 120 Days of Sodom. They both fell asleep after the first half-hour, though.
Lots of people have talked about the suspense and long-take techniques here, but I think this movie is most intriguing as a movie about art. The killers see themselves as artists in their murder, and describe "having to get it all right in one shot" like they're describing the movie itself. A lady also tells the pair that their sense of humor is too "malicious", also echoing a complaint critics surely had with Hitchcock at the time.
In the process, it…
no words to express this masterpiece
Satisfactoria de principio a fin. Sobre todo al fin. Los detalles alrededor de la gente presente en este teatro con sorpresa bajo el mantel le dan aún más jugo a una película que logra crear una tensión enorme desde el minuto 1, pese a contar en todo momento con un ritmo pausadísimo. Hay que verla.
Just the best. Love the continuous puns about the dead body.
gay & murderous
Sure, it's not exactly "real time" and it's not one shot either, but for how old the movie is, Rope is an excellent example of how far camerawork has advanced over the years, and how many ideas from films are still used today.
As for the actual movie, all of the acting was top notch, and as usual with Hitchcock, the cinematography was beautiful. Though it is very short, I was hooked the whole way through and wasn't bored once.
Overall, I really enjoyed it.
Utterly fantastic! Birdman stole their one-shot concept from this film.
A very good suspenseful film and brilliantly done, worth the time
Maybe you've heard Hitchcock's characters before discuss about "the perfect murder". "How would you do it? When it's dark or in broad daylight?". This movie takes this slightly scary conversation and puts it into practise. What you get is the most strange and experimental Hitchcock movie he ever made (to my knowledge, I haven't seen all 53 movies).
I held on tight to my chair almost the whole movie, this is a tense ride!
And... James Stewart is great!
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…