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Hitchcock’s stage adaptation about two murderers who hide a body during a dinner party is famously constructed from 10 unbroken ten-minute takes.

Crime 1948 81 mins

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

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Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of the hit play about two murderers who hide a body during a dinner party (inspired by the real-life Leopold and Loeb case), is famous for the director's experiments with long unedited takes. Presented as if the whole film were one continuous scene, it’s in fact constructed of ten shots lasting up to ten minutes each.

Also the first of Hitchcock’s Technicolor films, Rope was long considered to be one of the most daring experiments undertaken by a major director under the auspices of a Hollywood studio. Leaving aside such invention, Rope is also a typically witty delight on its own terms.

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