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Rope 1948

From Amazon: An experimental film masquerading as a standard Hollywood thriller. The plot of Rope is simple and based on a successful stage play: two young men (John Dall and Farley Granger) commit murder, more or less as an intellectual exercise. They hide the body in their large apartment, then throw a dinner party. Will the body be discovered? Director Alfred Hitchcock, fascinated by the possibilities of the long-take style, decided to shoot this story as though it were happening in one long, uninterrupted shot. Since the camera can only hold one 10-minute reel at a time, Hitchcock had to be creative when it came time to change reels,...

Directed By:
Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
Written By:
No image existsArthur Laurents
James StewartJames Stewart
No image existsJohn Dall
No image existsFarley Granger
No image existsCedric Hardwicke
No image existsConstance Collier
No image existsConstance Collier

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Rope Movie Review by Jarrod (11/7/2007)

'Rope' is Hitchcock's take on the case of Leopold and Loeb, where two wealthy young men decided to commit a murder, purely for thrills, to see if they could outsmart the police and get away with the perfect crime. More recently, we had Murder by Numbers, with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling, but 'Rope' is much better,...

(complete Rope review by Jarrod)

Rope Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/9/2007)

Alfred Hitchcock set out to make a film like no one had ever attempted before: all in one shot. Of course, technology would not allow such a thing, but Hitchcock seems to achieve it, hiding film changes in the back of chairs and such.
This tense thriller is biting your nails good. Hitchcock employs dramatic irony to its...

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Rope Movie Review by Will (4/14/2006)

Alfred Hitchcock made a lot of fantastic films in his day, but few captured the sheer tension and suspense of "Rope," the first film he ever shot in color. Brandon Shaw (John Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Farley Granger) are young New York socialites who share an apartment. Both are former students of intellectual...

(complete Rope review by Will)

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