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Selected Videographic Essays and Criticism by Catherine Grant

Skipping ROPE

'Skipping ROPE' is a videographic assemblage of all the edits in Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 ROPE, together with adjacent dialogue. You can see and hear more about this project here:; see a version of it with an explanatory audio commentary track here:; and you can read more about it, and about Hitchcock's film, here: Finally, there are lots more videographic studies of Hitchcock's films here:

The above video essay was made in support of the "For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon", May 13-18, 2012 ( This year, this Blogathon will raise funds to finance the online streaming of, and recording of a new score for, THE WHITE SHADOW (1923), directed by Graham Cutts and with everything else done by Alfred Hitchcock.

Please support this cause generously: Thank you.

Also see: "Garden of Forking Paths? Hitchcock's BLACKMAILs" -