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Rope (1948) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Suspense)
07 Jul, 2008 | Movies To See Before You Die / Suspense

This is an amazing piece of master craftsmanship by Alfred Hitchcock. A unique thriller with an unusual plot. The complete film is in one room where a party is being enjoyed by few people. There are friends and also enemies within the party suspecting each other for some foul play. And the amazing part is that there is a dead body of a person who is just murdered before the party. And that body is lying in the huge box on which the dinner has been served for all.

Only two persons know about this secret and how they manage to maintain the secrecy even when doubts start cropping up in the mind of few is the main plot of the movie. This was a successful stage play which was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock and certainly it is one of the best five movies from him famous all over the globe. The movie will definitely make you a Hitchcock fan. A must watch, not to be missed, highly recommended crime thriller.
 
Directed By Alfred Hitchcock
Starring : James Stewart, John Dall & More

Tags : Alfred Hitchcock, James Stewart, John Dall, Rope, Movie in One Room, Thriller, Crime Movies, Murder in a Room, Movies To See Before You die, Must See Movie List By Bobby Sing
07 Jul 2008 / Comment ( 2 )
Neel Trivedi
Agree with your review, but you left out one unique element of the movie, it's a single, continuous shot for the entire duration! Only once do you see a black screen for a single frame and that was strictly because Hitchcock ran out of film during that sequence! Apparently, it was done that way because Hitchcock wanted to retain the feeling of watching the original play that it was adapted from. Such techniques are now quite common in movies like Birdman but back then, it was extremely rare & unique!
Bobby Sing

You are very right Neel Trivedi and I once wrote about the same at Facebook with the link of the shot too.

But why it is not there in the write-up.
Actually thats because all these initial short write-ups on films at BTC were actually written for a DVD rental website in the initial years of the new millennium. So they are just to the point without the details as you rightly pointed out.

Would really love to update them with more useful info, but lets see, when time allows me to do so.

Keep Visiting and Writing in.
Cheers!

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