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Rope, Alfred Hitchcock's first color film, was adapted from Patrick Hamilton's stage play Rope's End by no less than Hume Cronyn. Loosely inspired by the Leopold-Loeb case, the plot concerns two implicitly homosexual college chums, played by Farley Granger and John Dall. Their heads filled with Nietzschean philosophy by their kindly professor James Stewart, Granger and Dall kill a third friend just for the thrill of it. The boys hide the body in an antique chest in the middle of their posh
Aug 23, 1948 Wide
Mar 6, 2001
Warner Bros. Pictures
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Rope is not merely a stunt that is justified by the extraordinary career that contains it, but one of the movies that makes that career extraordinary.
Rope isn't merely a terrific movie; it is also a benchmark for which the intricate nature of the killer's mind can be simplified into immense clarity.
Rope is Hitchock's underrated classic that contains some of the most unique filmmaking of it's time. Hitchcock was so far ahead of filmmakers back then and so far ahead of a lot of the filmmakers today.
An elaborately perverse buffet served up at a pivotal moment in Hitchcock's career
"A crime for most, a privilege for some" is how Rupert classifies murder, but Hitchcock's eye-am-a-camera technique in Rope is after more than Nazi-superman residue still lurking after WWII.
Hitchcock said it was a stunt, but Rope is a fascinating experiment trying to find the cinematic equivalent to a play, with the camera constantly searching
Experimental Hitchcock murder mystery, very stagey
Hitchcock's 'one take' classic gets better with age.
A minor masterpiece; Hitchcock could turn out brilliance even when he considered himself to be simply playing around.
Intriguing experimental film from Hitchcock
... a deeply interesting film if not exactly a successful one ... you can feel it straining to articulate a truth it doesn't quite grasp.
Brilliant despite the obvious "gimmick," one of Hitchcock's most subdued and affecting films.
Worth the effort just to watch the talent and innovation of maestro Alfred Hitchcock
The supposedly invisible editing is more of a distraction than being really innovative.
This modestly successful thriller stands out as Alfred Hitchcock's first colour film and for the presence of two obviously gay lead characters.
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