Vidya and I watched Hitchcock’s Rope yesterday. It was a tense, taut thriller, very reminiscent of a stage play. Powerful performances, a wonderful premise, suspense that grips you every minute of the movie – classic Hitchcock!
There was no action, most of the plot developments taking place in conversation and in the minds of the actors. What really impressed us was that a movie made almost sixty years ago, with not even a fraction of the technologies available today, could hold us in our seats for 80 minutes straight, not letting our attention stray for even a moment!