| Phillip, Rupert & Brandon. (1948)|
| Phillip & Brandon at the dining table, (1948)|
The man they kill in this opening scene is a friend of theirs who has never done them any wrong. But these two are fucking crazy and just want to pull of a murder. (Quint, 2009)
As for the story, it is very simple and short. Because of this we dont really get to understand what the actual plot of the film is about, for example why these guys decided to murder David and what they planned to do in after the crime. This part of the story that we sit and watch is great, but still doesnt make complete sense in the long run. The reason given for the crime is that Brandon and Phillip were inspired by a theory taught to them by one of their college professors that murder isn’t inherently wrong, but is only reserved for those who are special. That society’s rules are for the inferior. Because this is their only reason behind the murder it leads us to believe that these chaps must have a screw loose, and are even more crazy for believing they could show off about it straight afterwards by holding a dinner party, in celebration, involving the victims parents!
| Brandon on the couch, (1948)|
This is a great scene as it is here you could say that things get "wrapped up", we see how the story is resolved. There is a big debate between the three of them which ends with Rupert feeling almost equally as responsible. He fires shots from the gun he wrestled off of Brandon out of the window and awaits the police. As we hear the sirens getting louder and louder, the flashing neon lights outside shine on their faces. This is very effective because the neons somewhat replicate the police lights and it feels like the film has suddenly fast forwarded to show them after already being caught, hence their miserable states.
Overall, Rope is a great film open to a wide variety of viewers.