Perhaps Hitchcock’s finest moment, a surreal blending of theater and cinema. Sound and image become one. Articulate dialogue keeps the viewer utterly entertained. With scenes such as Brandon playing with the rope once used to kill, a metronomic rhythm increasing to correspond with Phillip’s anxiety, and invisible spaces coming to life by voice-over storytelling, this is truly exemplar of a master at work.
99/100 – Masterful.