Seven Minute Video Analyses The Editing Of Alfred Hitchcock's ROPE

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New video looks at Hitchcock's unprecedented use of long takes in his 1948 thriller.

With the freedom of digital video allowing hours of footage to be shot at a time, we've seen a lot of filmmakers employ long takes in recent years. Back in 1948 when Alfred Hitchcock made Rope however the restrictions of film meant only 10 minutes could be shot in one go.

This video by Mr Nerdista looks at how Hitchcock disguised his film's cuts to give the impression of longer takes than he could actually film, and how he used the long takes to tell this particular story.

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