"Let´s stay like this for a minute!"

This is the opening scene of "Rope". I wonder how this passed the production code of the era? Could "Hitch" have been any more obvious? The dialogue gets even better after this clip ends. "I wish we could have it done without the curtains closed, in the bright sunlight."

Besides being incredibly kinky and sexually repressed (like any Hitchcock film), "Rope" is memorable for another thing.
No, not the "one shot"-look.
It´s got one of the most fascinating film sets in history. When the constant bitching of the characters passes you by, you can still marvel at the ever changing, artificial skyline of New York City with it´s strange clouds drifting by.

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