"Rope," directed by Alfred Hitchcock might not be one of his well-known films, but I recommended it to any fan of the film master of horror. The film starts off with a murder, "what else," but what makes this film worth watching is not the suspense of "who killed who," but rather how one tries to prove the justification of murder. Now don't get me wrong there is no justification for any type of murder, but what keeps this film shinning is the personal growth of a college professor played brilliantly by James Stewart who once preached that the "act of killing" can be justified if you kill the right person for the right reason. Tragically two of his students played perfectly by Farley Granger and John Dall take this to heart and kill a fellow friend they think is not that worthy of living. They then invite his friends, family and the professor for a feast that literally is placed over the dead body as the dinner party worries and wonders where and why their loved never showed up to the party. As good as the acting is, the story written by Arthur Laurents, Hume Cronyn, and Ben Hecht are just as compelling with drama. I know it doesn't sound much like a plot, and true there is not much action (it was released in 1948) but believe it or not I guarantee you that once you start this film you will be hooked right away. On a side note, Hitchcock uses a camera technique I haven't seen done before or since by filming the whole picture in one take, or shot. He did however have to change rolls every fifteen minutes because they didn't have digital cameras back in 1948. So if you are ever in the mood for a thought proving suspense thriller a little different then all the fast pace computer generated films of today (not that all of them are bad) check out Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope." If you have seen it before watch it again. I have seen it many times. You won't be disappointed by the "master of suspense."