Friday, March 25, 2011
Brandon (John Dall) and Philip (Farley Granger) have murdered a classmate of theirs. Brandon is eerily calm about the crime he has committed; Philip not so much. During a party thrown at the crime scene, their former house master Rupert Cadell (James Stewart) grows suspicious when the conversation shifts its focus on committing the perfect murder.
Rope is noted for allegedly being filmed in one continuous take. However, I could tell when a new scene started. But still, it's an ambitious feat for Hitchcock to try out.
The murder that the movie revolves around is loosely based on the infamous Leopold and Loeb case. Of course being the criminology freak that I am, I clearly liked that little fact.
Rope is a very well done movie though I would've loved it had it been just a little longer. Apart from that, I adored this underrated Hitchcock movie.
My Rating: ****1/2