Two or three senses of ROPE

Oscar 2022-04-20 09:01:34

Could have been four stars. But there is an obvious bug in the film: Philip crushed the wine glass in his hand due to nervousness, and it was obvious that he was bleeding from the injury. But when Auntie was shown a palmistry later, both hands in front of the camera were intact. It's a timing error. Anyway, overall it's pretty good. The continuous long shots are relatively novel, and the rhythm of the camera moves is fast and orderly, which can highlight the key points and create suspense, while also controlling the psychological tension of the audience to a certain extent. Rupert used a subjective lens when describing how he might have killed David. The viewer's point of view followed Rupert's gaze, slowly sweeping the doorway, corridor, wine glasses, sofa, etc., and then the symbolic box slowly The ground appeared from the camera, and at this time I gasped.
Hitchcock is great at creating tension. One example is when everyone but the maid was talking after dinner, discussing why David didn't show up. This is Hitchcock, not focusing on the person who is talking, but fixed in front of the corridor, next to the box, the maid is going back and forth to pick up the things on the box, take away the plate, take the candle, lift the tablecloth, and prepare to open it Put the book in the box! Step by step, this relatively quiet and long shot makes the audience nervous. We see what is happening, and we can predict what will happen next. In this fixed, unavoidable lens, people can only try to calm down and have to accept the upcoming psychological shock.

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Extended Reading
  • Wilford 2022-03-26 09:01:04

    The paranoid long-mirror work of the master montage. Fatty Xi himself thinks this film is a failure. First, he thinks that this kind of experimentation is really a little bit 2, and second, it may be because there are countless strong points in ambush, and it can't be expressed. In short, this is a work that has become more and more great when it is discussed in later generations. Fatty Xi knows how to keep the audience on their toes.

  • Henderson 2022-03-27 09:01:04

    The creativity of one shot to the end is very advanced. Although the connection part is a bit stiff, the use of the lens and the setting of the lighting and scenery are very good. . The two murderers were clearly a couple, but they didn't show affection at all, and they couldn't stand the constant conversation. . . .

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.