Summary: The story is about a group of men strangle one of their friends and hide him in a closet, then invite guest over to test how well they committed the crime - think they had achieved the perfect crime. Okay here I have to be honest about This movie and that is that the movie is slow and really boring, The acting is fine but the characters are forgettable and this is the worst Alfred Hitchcock film.
Excerpt: 'Humanity, It seems is for the weak and weary.’ Two young men, Brandon Shaw (John Dall) and Philip Morgan (Farley Granger), murder one of their classmates, David Kentley (Dick Hogan), for the sheer thrill of it just know what it feels like! Brandon, who is so satisfied by his "perfect crime", decides to host a going away party with David’s body stuffed in the old chest that serves as a buffet table.
Summary: A standout in Hitchcock's filmography for it's unique choices in camerawork and editing. I think the 'gimmick' of presenting this film as one continuous take works effectively, becuase of the setting, characters and dialogue. It gives off the feeling of watching a play. The intrigue escalates, along with the tension, at the speed of a slow moving train. The wait isn't for a mystery to be solved, but for the cocky killers to be found out.
Excerpt: Two upper class intellectuals plan the "perfect" murder of an old school friend for the sheer thrill of it and hold a dinner party for his friends and family with the corpse hidden within the room. Rope is most famous for its "one shot" conceit as the story takes place entirely within the same room, Hitchcock concealing (albeit somewhat clumsily) the cuts between reels.
Excerpt: Brandon Shaw (Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Granger) strangles David to death. They still continue with the party for Mr .Kentley. Publisher Rupert Cadell (Stewart) suspects something and discusses about murder. Screenplay was well written with the following quotes: Janet – “There is a reason for everything.” “He’s never late.” Rupert –“You murdered! You choked the life out of a fellow human being who could live and love as you never could, and never will again!
Summary: There are times in this straightforward thriller in which the drama feels a little forced, as if Hitchcock is trying to wring every ounce of tension out of his cast, but that is to be expected from a drama that takes place in a single unbroken scene.
Summary: Rope isn't one of my favorite movies; it's not even one of my favorite Hitchcock movies. But it is a favorite Jimmy Stewart performance. The rest of the cast is okay, not anything great. The movie suffers, I think, from the experiment Hitchcock undertook of having the entire movie appear to be one continuous camera shot.
Summary: In my opinion, one of Hitchcock's best. Great dialog, good enough acting, and a surprising amount of suspense for the setting. It was very innovative the way it was shot and the backdrops behind them. It is like a play, but still great.