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Dick Hogan Dick Hogan
David Kentley
John Dall John Dall
Brandon
Farley Granger Farley Granger
Phillip
Edith Evanson Edith Evanson
Mrs. Wilson
Douglas Dick Douglas Dick
Kenneth
Cedric Hardwicke Cedric Hardwicke
Mr. Kentley
Constance Collier Constance Collier
Mrs. Atwater


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Hume Cronyn Hume Cronyn
(adapted by)
Patrick Hamilton Patrick Hamilton
(from the play by)


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It Ropes you in...

10 years, 1 month ago at Oct 8 2:50
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"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."

Rope is a 1948 Alfred Hitchcock movie mainly noted for its technical accomplishments. This highly-charged thriller is based on both a real life murder case and a play by Englishman Patrick Hamilton (entitled Rope's End). The entire film ... read more

A great movie

4 years, 7 months ago at Apr 6 21:03
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I remember very well the first time I saw this movie. Indeed, I had actually never heard of it but since it was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, I thought I should give it a try. Back then, I was quite blown away by the whole thing and I kept thinking about it through the years and more than 10 years later, I thought it was really time for a re-watch. Well, this time again, I was really impressed. In... read more

Is Murder an Art?

2 years, 11 months ago at Nov 23 11:16
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Rope is one of those rare movies which is totally engrossing within less than five minutes, no doubt in my top 5 films by the master himself. Hitchcock successfully recreates the theatrical experience for the big screen. The set of Rope looks a bit fake and washed out and even the colour cinematography has a washed out feel to it, this all being part of the charm of course. The actors strand in un... read more
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Description: 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, dis ... (more)
Release date: 25 September 1948
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