Sunday, January 23, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys

Rope (1948)
Dir - Alfred Hitchcock
Jimmy Stewart Sunday*

I really love films that seem like plays. This is not only that but accomplishes the feeling of watching a "real time" play with a series of long takes. I love Jimmy Stewart but agree with his feeling that he was miscast here. The lead, Brandon (John Dall), is fantastic, impossible and smarmy.  Hitchcock really knows what he's doing and builds some great tension, but I wish the opening was a little different. If only it left a little more to the imagination.

*Since for the past couple of Sundays Jenny and I have watched a James Stewart film we decided to make it a recurring thing whenever possible. 

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