As I felt at the very first time, "Rope" is/remains an ugly & unappealing film/play. Killing for the sake of killing; extremely unsympathic characters; bullshiting about the 'Übermensch'; all of this is unpleasant. In the middle section it really gets boring; at the end scene we even must endure a very ridiculous speech of Mr. Stewart. Under these circumstances, who cares about the long, 'innovative' camera takes?
No se dejen engañar por su aparente sencillez. Es una autentica maravilla. Gran guión, muy buenas actuaciones y personajes, excelente dirección y un uso del suspense increíble, que logra una atmósfera que no te hace saber qué pasará, simplemente brillante y que pese a no cambiar de escenario hace que el espectador no quiera apartar la mirada de la TV. De mis pelis favoritas del gordinflón ¡GRACIAS HITCHCOCK! 8/10
I think the long take idea works really well-the tension implicit in the script is shared in the tension imparted by not making a cut. We are aware of the extra-filmic event of actually filming: when's the cut!? There is no room to breath because of this. Ultimately to talky of a pic for me, but I think if we look at the murder as an allegory for closeted homosexuality, this becomes a more emotionally charged story.
This is a whimsy reading of "Crime and Punishment", where the idea resembles this plot: the thesis that superior men are allowed to murder inferior men because they're self-justificatory above the moral standards. In the end, we find that Brandon twists this words and his killing his done only by its self-proclaimed power and narcissistic vanity: "The power to kill can be just as satisfying as the power to create".
Rope has been called a stunt by some, but the spectacle of trying to "get away with 'it'" is highly entertaining, from the murder to the explicit relationship. When adjusting to the dated speech, remember these sort of one-liners & ripostes once defined Broadway wit. One knock is Hitchcock's awkward attempts to use brief close-ups to simulate continuity; they're distracting rather than subtle and affective.