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Just before hosting a dinner party, Philip Morgan (Farley Granger) and Brandon Shaw (John Dall) strangle a mutual friend to death with a piece of rope, purely as a Nietzsche-inspired philosophical exercise. Hiding the body in a chest upon which they then arrange a buffet dinner, the pair welcome their guests, including the victim’s oblivious fiancée (Joan Chandler) and the college professor (James Stewart) whose lectures inadvertently inspired the killing.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope will be accompanied by a lecture from Jeff Hughes, graduate student in the Cinema Studies department at NYU Tisch. Jeff will be joined by the editor in chief of the Hitchcock Annual and one of the great Hitch scholars, Sidney Gottlieb.

"One of the cinema's supreme, most outrageously eccentric and audacious technical experiments: the legendary single shot movie."
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune


Screening followed by class with Jeff Hughes, graduate student in the Cinema Studies department at NYU Tisch, and Hitchcock scholar Sidney Gottlieb
Sunday, Mar. 3 2024, 11:00
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  • Sidney Gottlieb is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. His long-standing research and teaching interests are in literature and film studies. His publications include essays on numerous 17th-century writers, including George Herbert, John Donne, John Milton, and Andrew Marvell, and a variety of filmmakers including Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock. He is the editor of the Hitchcock Annual (Columbia University Press) and has edited two volumes of Hitchcock. On Hitchcock: Selected Writings and Interviews (University of California Press) and most recently co-edited Haunted by Vertigo: Hitchcock's Masterpiece Then and Now (John Libbey/Indiana University Press).
  • Jeff Hughes is a graduate student in the Cinema Studies department at New York University, returning to academia after a twenty-year absence. In that time he authored four plays, two musicals, and founded Boardwalk Theatre Company, an organization dedicated to after-school education in underserved communities, such as Asbury Park, NJ. He was the recipient of the 2009 Richard Rodgers Awards, administered by the American Academy of Arts & Letters.For 18 years, he has served as the editor-in-chief of, the nation's leading Chicago Bears website. His most recent work on Hitchcock, Downhill and the Origins of a Horror POV Aesthetic, was presented as part of HitchCon23.

This film is part of the Beyond Suspicion: Alfred Hitchcock 2024 series.

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