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Rope, 1948

Rope
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Written by: Arthur Laurents
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  80 min
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Rope can be described as cynical, clever, and suspenseful. The plot revolves around psychological motives, murder, and friends. The main genres are thriller, drama, and mystery. In terms of style, Rope is talky. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is set, at least in part, indoors. Rope is located in New York. It takes place in the 20th century. It is adapted from a play and originally a true story. Rope has received attention for being a classic, a masterpiece, and essential viewing. Note that it involves violent content.

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Rope (1948)
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Based on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case (from which two other films, COMPULSION and SWOON,... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 26 August 1948
Runtime: 80 min

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James Stewart James Stewart As Rupert Cadell
John Dall John Dall As Brandon Shaw
Farley Granger Farley Granger As Phillip Morgan
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With Rope, Hitchcock is well into his American films and is his first color movie. It was filmed in extended scenes without much cutting. Many criticize Hitchcocks decision because the cuts are obvious and forced. I did find several of the cuts...
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02.November.2010 |  by: Jason Hyman
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I thought Rope was delightful. Well-acted, with shifting tension. The presentation makes the film feel like an elaborate stage play.
01.September.2010 |  by: Mike
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This film (seemingly) is one long, unedited cut. The technical side of this is amazing, for sure, and incredibly groundbreaking, but what is truly amazing is the way Hitchcock manages to build suspense, tension and dramatic energy without using any...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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more than its plot, the original idea here is the one shot - one location idea, that makes the film even more suspenseful. it's a very disturbing murder film and the characters are unusual and dark.
10.October.2008 |  by: hadasi
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