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Jake 2022-04-19 09:01:42

A very different one in Hitchcock's sequence, it no longer uses editing and coherent clues to shape the entire murder, but pays more attention to bringing in the audience, which goes back to what "Reaper of Souls" talked about The Art of Murder and Moral Judgment. The long shot of more than ten minutes did not bring too much boredom (this is an old version of the interior scheduling textbook), the director used real time and a lot of dialogue to bring the audience into this party, because the film itself The time span of the film is also very small, so the time inside and outside the film is almost equal, which gives the audience a sense of identity with the character's situation, and invisibly planted a time bomb for the audience. And when Robert told the murder process, he used an empty mirror combined with narrative language to restore the details of the murder, which is quite advanced. For Hitchcock, murder is like a clue game. The film develops for a period of time to give a clue, and finally summarizes all the clues to find out the whole murder process. When filming, I can feel the cherishing and carving of each frame at that time.) The color gives people a sense of reality, giving each person a different character, depicting the character's heart, etc. The film's criticism of "Superman" and the introspection of Robert's character , which has a strong sense of the times and realism, and satirizes the social and political "cannibalism" attribute of the time. Although it caused strong repercussions and doubts in the society, this does not affect the film's pivotal role in film history. status, which also shows Hitchcock's concern and sense of social responsibility for the current society.

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  • Zita 2022-04-23 07:01:40

    I feel that most of Hitchcock's films do not describe the motives of murder in depth, and often stop at the psychological level, which lacks a high degree of human nature. This one has a taste of Agatha, and its play on human nature is better than others.

  • Torrey 2022-04-24 07:01:05

    This may be the most quintessential of all the Hitch films, that aura is condensed but not broken. Even if the truth is revealed in the end, the positional relationship of the three people after calling the police is very emotional in front of that night window.

Rope quotes

  • Rupert Cadell: Brandon's spoken of you.

    Janet: Did he do me justice?

    Rupert Cadell: Do you deserve justice?

  • Brandon: The good Americans usually die young on the battlefield, don't they? Well, the Davids of this world merely occupy space, which is why he was the perfect victim for the perfect murder. Course he, uh, he was a Harvard undergraduate. That might make it justifiable homicide.