Brandon and Philip are two young men who share a New York apartment. They consider themselves intellectually superior to their friend David Kentley and as a consequence decide to murder him. Together they strangle David with a rope and placing the body in an old chest, they proceed to hold a small party. The guests include David’s father, his fiancée Janet and their old schoolteacher Rupert from whom they mistakenly took their ideas. As Brandon becomes increasingly more daring, Rupert begins to suspect. —IMDb
Alfred Hitchcock has been the most well-known director to the general public since the 1940s – and he remains so in the 21st century, more than 25 years after his death. His name evokes instant expectations on the part of audiences around the world: of a memorable night of movie-watching highlighted by at least two or three great chills (and a few more good ones), some striking black comedy, and an eccentric characterization or two in virtually every one of the director’s movies across a half-century – and usually laced with a comical cameo appearance by the director himself.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born into a devoutly Catholic family in London, and his religious upbringing – with its attendant issues of guilt – would have a powerful influence on the psychological underpinnings of his later work. He was trained at a technical school, and initially gravitated to movies through art courses and advertising. He studied the work of other filmmakers, most notably the German expressionists… read more
"To David, of course." All this philosophizing about the nature of art. The lack of cuts, the stage-like apologetics, the homosexual undertones, the bourgeois dialectics -all so self involved and all too personal for the performances. I applaud its existence, but this is a dangerous film. The piece turns on itself. "Small print, big words, no sales."
Que Alfred Hitchcock é o mestre do suspense todo cinéfilo já sabe, afinal, são dele as conhecidas obras-primas Psicose (1960), Janela Indiscreta (1954) e Um Corpo que Cai (1958), filmes que o consagraram… read review
My favorite Hitchcock and James Stewart pairing, it’s just an amazingly dark film about the art of killing. It’s a deep seeded dream that most people can relate to in some way, would you kill someone… read review
An amazing film. Why?
Five words: eighty-minute film in ten shots.
Before RUSSIAN ARK, there was…..ROPE!
Based off a stage play by Patrick Hamilton, the story is nonetheless based… read review