The mirror movement is awesome, the story is a bit boring

Madeline 2022-04-21 09:01:44

Hitchcock's use of lenses has always been something I've been amazed at, unexpected, and taken to heart. This film is more like a test piece for Lao Xi. The whole play was completed in one house, with few editing, basically relying on the movement of the actors and the drafting of the shots in advance. There's really no directorial feeling to do that now. In this kind of shot, the person who was strangled by the rope at the beginning seemed to be participating in the filming, which made the audience feel anxious all the time.
But the story is boring, and the lines are humorous, but I don't like this kind of British chatter.
Murder is also an art, and the story should be about human rank and dignity. To be honest, I only noticed the director's shot.

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  • General 2022-03-25 09:01:06

    Completely failed experiment. The Bazin-style long shot is to present the ambiguous "reality" in the continuity of time and space, but Xi Pang cuts off the inner connection between technique and aesthetic appeal, and uses it in a story that emphasizes arrangement, disguise and performance. . On the other hand, giving up editing is tantamount to cutting one’s own arm, which not only results in a waste of screen time (intentional delay in reaction shots), but also leads to extreme limitations in the ability to manipulate time, space and viewpoint, and create suspense gaps. The way Shiro was revealed was fully revealed.

  • Jayme 2022-04-24 07:01:05

    Without any editing, a long shot to the end, the whole film is in one room, creating suspense that there is no suspense at all. In fact, this is Hitchcock's least suspenseful one. But there is a little bit, the meaning is that no one is the so-called superior, and can deprive others of their lives at will

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.