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Rope (1948)

Rope (1948)
Rope was Alfred Hitchcock’s first film after his contract with tyrannical producer David Selznick was up after nearly a decade. It was also his first Technicolor movie and was based on Patrick Hamilton’s play “Rope’s End” which in turn was inspired by the real life infamous Leopold-Loeb murder case. The film opens with David Kentley, a Harvard undergraduate, being strangled by his “friends” from his prep school days Brandon Shaw (John Dall) and Philip Morgan (Farley Granger). Heavily influenced by their former house master’s Nietzschean belief in the right of “superior” beings to eliminate those whom...
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