One Take Film "ROPE" by Alfred Hitchcock

by Shane Nelson

Birdman recently revolutionized the "One Take" film genre by making a seamless one take theatrical movie. In Junkshow Cinema Ep. 4, we discuss many of the other films that have used a variation on this technique, such as Ritchie Link's films Slacker and to a lesser extent the "real time" DV film Tape. Here's a list of other film's that use this technique. In addition to these films, I recommend Rope by Alfie Hitch, simply because it was likely the first time the "One Take" structure and filmmaking technique was used in a commercial film. Also James Stewart is in Rope and everybody loves Jimmy Stew.