History Theatre / Rope

26th Apr '16 6:32:34 AM Synch
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* FatalFlaw: Brandon's is pride. He and Phillip probably could have gotten away with the murder (at least for a while) if Brandon hadn't been taking risks and dropping subtle hints that aroused Rupert's suspicion, all because he had to have an audience at whom to flaunt his "perfect crime".

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* FatalFlaw: Brandon's is pride.{{Pride}}. He and Phillip probably could have gotten away with the murder (at least for a while) if Brandon hadn't been taking risks and dropping subtle hints that aroused Rupert's suspicion, all because he had to have an audience at whom to flaunt his "perfect crime".
26th Apr '16 6:31:09 AM Synch
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* FatalFlaw: Brandon's is pride. He and Phillip probably could have gotten away with the murder (at least for a while) if Brandon hadn't been taking risks and dropping subtle hints that aroused Rupert's suspicion, all because he had to have an audience at whom to flaunt his "perfect crime".
21st Apr '16 2:59:01 PM foxley
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* BuildingOfAdventure: The entire film takes place inside one apartment.
3rd Apr '16 1:09:01 AM MasoTey
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* SelfDeprecation: Janet is constantly making little offhand remarks about what a mess she thinks she is.
3rd Apr '16 12:55:25 AM MasoTey
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* BiTheWay: Brandon, who is not only supposed to be Phillip's lover but had also once dated Janet. Rupert, as well - although written as being homosexual and a former lover of Brandon's, Jimmy Stewart added the business of him (apparently) reciprocating Mrs. Wilson's romantic feelings.
* BittersweetEnding:[[spoiler: Rupert figures out what Brandon and Philip have done and alerts the authorities, but it's clear that by now he is a broken shell of a man.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: Brandon, the least-remorseful of the two killers, gets his comeuppance when [[spoiler: Rupert gives him a big TheReasonYouSuckSpeech before alerting the police to the murder.]]

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* BiTheWay: Brandon, who is not only supposed to be Phillip's lover but had also once dated Janet. Rupert, as well - -- although written as being homosexual and a former lover of Brandon's, Jimmy Stewart added the business of him (apparently) reciprocating Mrs. Wilson's romantic feelings.
* BittersweetEnding:[[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Rupert figures out what Brandon and Philip have done and alerts the authorities, but it's clear that by now he is a broken shell of a man.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: Brandon, the least-remorseful of the two killers, gets his comeuppance when [[spoiler: Rupert gives him a big TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "The Reason You Suck" Speech before alerting the police to the murder.]]murder]].



* DeadMansChest: Brandon and Phillip hide David's body in a chest, that they use to serve supper on.

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* DeadMansChest: Brandon and Phillip hide David's body in a chest, that which they then use to serve supper on.



* INeedAFreakingDrink: Several characters

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Several characterscharacters, most notably Phillip after the party guests have left.



* NietzscheWannabe: Our two "heroes" decide that David's "inferiority" justifies his death. Rupert Cadell also counts, considering the murder was inspired by his rhetoric, but he [[spoiler: [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone renounces his way of thinking once he realizes what happened.]]]]

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* NietzscheWannabe: Our two "heroes" decide that David's "inferiority" justifies his death. Rupert Cadell also counts, considering the murder was inspired by his rhetoric, but he [[spoiler: [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone renounces [[spoiler:renounces his way of thinking once he realizes what happened.]]]]]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: Rupert]] gives a big one to [[spoiler: Brandon]] ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and partially himself]]) when the latter tries to [[spoiler: justify David's murder with [[NietzscheWannabe Rupert's rhetoric]].]]

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: Rupert]] gives a big one to [[spoiler: Brandon]] ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and partially himself]]) when the latter tries to [[spoiler: justify David's murder with [[NietzscheWannabe Rupert's rhetoric]].]]



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer shows [[spoiler: the final scene of Rupert finding out about David's murder]] thus eliminating a lot of the suspense.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer shows [[spoiler: the final scene of Rupert finding out about David's murder]] murder]], thus eliminating a lot of the suspense.
1st Apr '16 9:10:45 PM MasoTey
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* ShoutOut: Janet's and Mrs. Atwater's conversation about Creator/CaryGrant and Creator/IngridBergman starring in a movie with a OneWordTitle that neither Janet nor Mrs. Atwater can remember is a clear reference to ''Film/{{Notorious}}''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Janet's and Mrs. Atwater's conversation about Creator/CaryGrant and Creator/IngridBergman starring in a movie with a OneWordTitle that neither Janet nor Mrs. Atwater can remember is a clear reference to ''Film/{{Notorious}}''.
12th Nov '15 10:56:47 AM Synch
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHhBXg-QTfY Made all too obvious in this Youtube rework.]] The fun start 2 minutes in.
12th Nov '15 10:49:30 AM Synch
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* FiringInTheAirAlot: [[spoiler: Rupert]] does this at the end [[spoiler: to call the authorities.]]

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* FiringInTheAirAlot: FiringInTheAirALot: [[spoiler: Rupert]] does this at the end [[spoiler: to call the authorities.]]
12th Nov '15 10:46:31 AM Synch
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* OutOfCharacterAlert: David provokes an alert by his mere absence, since he was know as TheReliableOne and would never be late for an engagement without telling anyone. Janet suspects trickery on Brandon's part, but only Rupert realizes just how right she is.
12th Nov '15 10:36:28 AM Synch
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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Rupert is disgusted to learn that his musings on inferior humans, which to him were purely rhetorical, were the inspiration (or perhaps just the excuse) for David's murder.
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