History Theatre / Rope

12th Mar '17 9:32:28 PM WillBGood
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* InspiredBy: The story was inspired by a real-life murder committed by Leopold and Loeb.

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* InspiredBy: The story was inspired by a real-life murder committed by Leopold and Loeb.See RippedFromTheHeadlines below.
16th Feb '17 3:17:36 PM JulianLapostat
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** Mrs. Atwater also sings the praises of actor James Mason ("So attractively sinister!")... who, a decade later, would appear as a villain in ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.

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** Mrs. Atwater also sings the praises of actor James Mason Creator/JamesMason ("So attractively sinister!")... who, a decade later, would appear as a villain in ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.
30th Sep '16 10:40:11 AM jamespolk
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One day, two elite young Manhattanites, Brandon Shaw (John Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Farley Granger), murder their acquaintance, David Kentley, and hide [[MacGuffin the body]] in a chest. Their reason for doing so is to commit the perfect murder; to see how perfect it is, they host a party with the chest in plain-sight. All the guests in the party, including David's fiancé Janet Walker (Joan Chandler) and the killers' former teacher, Rupert Cadell (Creator/JimmyStewart), grow worried at his absence. As Brandon pushes his luck, Phillip shows remorse and Rupert investigates his suspicions. All of this leads to a discovery...

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One day, two elite young Manhattanites, Brandon Shaw (John Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Farley Granger), murder their acquaintance, David Kentley, and hide [[MacGuffin the body]] in a chest. Their reason for doing so is to commit the perfect murder; to see how perfect it is, they host a party with the chest in plain-sight. All the guests in the party, including David's fiancé Janet Walker (Joan Chandler) and the killers' former teacher, Rupert Cadell (Creator/JimmyStewart), ([[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]]), grow worried at his absence. As Brandon pushes his luck, Phillip shows remorse and Rupert investigates his suspicions. All of this leads to a discovery...
1st Sep '16 2:04:19 PM Shadowgazer
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* ForTheEvulz: Brandon's motivation.

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* ForTheEvulz: Brandon's motivation.motivation is the theory that if he is superior he should prove it by committing ThePerfectCrime.
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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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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