Rope [1948]

“We killed for the sake of danger and for the sake of killing.”

Quite possibly one of Hitchcock’s best movies, telling the story of two young men who strangle their classmate, hide his body in their appartment, and throw a party for his friends and family in order to test the perfection of their crime. Despite the feeling of watching a stage play rather than a film, “Rope” is actually very entertaining and effective. It’s also one of Hitchcock’s most unusual work; it was shot in 10 takes, and was actually banned in a number of American cities because of the implied homosexuality of the two leads. But still, it’s undeniably great, which proves once again that Hitch might well be the best director of all time.

Rating: 3.5/4

Categories: MUST-SEES, The 40's

3 replies »

  1. “Rope” is fantastic! I loved the recurring Francis Poulenc song, the homosexual undertones. I especially loved John Dall and I thought his minor role in Spartacus was great.

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