This might have been an unusual choice for an Alfred Hitchcock film to feature. Hitchcock himself thought of Rope as an experiment which is why we chose it. At the time it was made, it was a Herculean task to make a movie in long takes. It’s an achievement as an experiment, but it also happens to be a very compelling film. Jimmy Stewart, John Dall, and Farley Granger all give captivating performances, and the story is fraught with suspense. You can enjoy Rope as an experiment or just as an entertaining movie.
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