Rope (Hitchcock, 1948)


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.


About Kamran Ahmed

I have a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. I work as a freelance writer and film critic in Vancouver. My writing is primarily distributed through Next Projection, an online film journal based in Toronto.
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