Hitchcock Geek on Rope in Anvil and 1948 reaction

HITCHCOCK'S "ROPE" HANGS IN CRITICS' HALL OF HORROR Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope," the suspense master's first for Warners and his initial experience with Technicolor, earned huzzas from the New York critics, with one notable exception, the Times' Bosley Crowther. While the others, generally, found Hitchcock's experimental stunt of continuous cinematography (there are no cuts or shifts [...]

Hitchcock’s Rope Now Playing on TCM EST

http://www.tcm.com/watchtcm/livestream/east/Brandon and Philip are two young men who share a New York apartment. They consider themselves intellectually superior to their friend David Kentley and as a consequence decide to murder him. Together they strangle David with a rope and placing the body in an old chest, they proceed to hold a small party. The guests [...]

Vertigo in-depth at International Tribune

Adverse to Orson Welles’ suggestion that a director merely supervises chaos, Hitchcock’s place in film history, though decidedly mythical, exists as the artist of grand design, obsessively imprinting his dogged authority into every facet of the production. This is never more apparent than in Hitchcock’s Vertigo, a film about obsession that offers, as biographical evidence, [...]