Dejuan 2022-04-20 09:01:34

Xi Fat's long shot, the scheduling ability is really amazing. I counted 7 transitions, 2 of them were cut directly, the others were switched behind the actors or when opening the box (there is also a shot opposite the door that may also be switched) The direct cuts are the maid's wife and Shee. The close-up of the supervisor, I have to say, makes people feel nervous all of a sudden.

The suspenseful tension is still there, and the most impressive part is the part of the maid's wife moving books back and forth between the kitchen and the box. The camera is still but it is heart-wrenching. The other is the part of grabbing the gun, Xi Fat always makes the muzzle looming at you, which should be the most commonly used in Rebecca.

The use of sound has always been brilliant. Phillip's piano in the middle, the tiktok of the metronome, the siren sounded twice, and the piano chords played at the end. Speaking of which, when Phillip was playing the piano, it was also the time when the siren sounded, but in the end the sound of the siren became stronger and stronger and covered the sound of the piano. The symbolism is very strong.

The flashing neon at the end, used beautifully.

The veteran and rookie crime cast reminds me of Nolan's earlier film, Following. The last line about whether people are high or low inexplicably touched me very much. The film is 48 years old, and just three years after World War II, it is a kind of reflection in a sense.

The appearance of the father, girlfriend, and friend characters in the film is all to express Davie, you will feel a pity, the murderer is very hateful. But Phillip is a teenage boy preparing for a piano performance, and a murderer who seems to be invincible will be nervous and knotted when he sees the housekeeper he admires, and the three of them should all be new Americans with a bright future. (One more thing to understand about the concept of the new American, which was mentioned in the conversation between the two ladies) The murderer is hateful, but you are afraid that his crime will be discovered, and you are afraid that he will not be punished in the end. Fatty's little trick.

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Extended Reading
  • Kiera 2021-11-13 08:01:22

    Long shots, extremely powerful and paranoid long shots that took a long time to react. Not too interesting midfield and a powerful beginning and end. Hitchcock's first independently produced and directed work and the first color film. The not-so-good-looking milestones.

  • General 2022-03-26 09:01:04

    34 minutes and 69 minutes of two had to make positive and negative editing, to clarify the nature of the film's diachronic (revealing) and synchronic (space, covering) nature. It can be called a great failure, or the form is extremely misused, but it is precisely because of such a spirit of research in form that Xi Fat can become the real king of film techniques.

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.