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
Filmed as a play, this film has some interesting and inviting aspects but, in some cases, becomes totally unappealing. Sincerly, I wished He kept the two main characters as a couple (as in the play), the supposly case between the professor and one of the boys and the body inside the ark a mystery (the viewers would have to ask themselves: "Is there really a body in there?" - this would create that needed tension).
Sensazionale.Un originale esperimento tecnico, un artificio che permette allo spettatore di essere direttamente nell appartamento,come se spiasse dal buco della serratura lo svolgersi degli eventi.Le carrellate sui volti dei protagonisti e il crescente nervosismo che si deduce dai comportamenti sono elementi inseriti in maniera magistrale;appare evidente anche la critica ad una certa"elite intellettuale".4*
“Rope” may not be the greatest Hitchcock film, but it certainly is one of the most entertaining. It has been criticized in the past for coming off too much like a stage play [which is what the film… read review
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