Saturday, February 23, 2013

DVD Review: Hitchcock's Rope

Alfred Hitchcock's Rope

Review by Lauren

IMDB Summary: Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Review: Another Hitchcock film starring James Stewart (Rear Window) and Farley Granger (Strangers on a Train). Rope is a fairly simple film to watch, as the murder takes place in the very beginning and the rest of the storyline is about the two men silently flaunting what they have done. Well, Brandon (John Dall) much moreso than Phillip (Granger). You can tell that Brandon is the brains behind the operation, and Phillip slowly starts to unravel as the film progresses.

Apparently, I'm a fan of Farley Granger because I loved Strangers on a Train and I highly enjoyed Rope as well. Probably because it's a mental film the entire way and you're just waiting for the truth to come out...not sure when and what will happen when it does.

One aspect of this film that I liked was the addition of Rupert (Stewart) because he's the one who put the idea of murdering your inferiors into Brandon's head. Does that mean he would really act on this, though?

I told's a movie to think about and I would suggest watching it if you can!


Erika said...

I really need to check out some Hitchcock someday soon. :)

Eileen said...

I've never heard of this one before but it does sound pretty intriguing although probably not something I'd be into. BUT I'll definitely remember this film for anybody else who likes crime-inspired stories and such :)

Awesome review Lauren!

Aylee said...

Umm, so I don't think I've ever actually watched any of Hitchcock's movies before. Total fail! The best kind of movies to me are ones that you spend the following few days thinking about and stick with you for a long time, so that's what really clicks with me about this one - thanks so much for the rec, Lauren! Maybe now I can get my butt in gear a watch some of these classics.

L-Diggitty said...

Jimmy Stewart in a dark, devious role? How did he do? I have a hard time imagining him playing the bad guy!