Sunday, 31 January 2021


Would I Lie To You?
14x03 Episode 3
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

this week on 100 Films

It was time for another TV column on 100 Films in a Year this week...

But film was not left out, with 3 new movie reviews too...

Rope (1948)
Nowadays fake single takes are all over the place — some of them even last whole movies. But, as with so much cinematic trickery, it’s not actually a new idea. I don’t know if Alfred Hitchcock was the first director to attempt to trick the viewer into thinking they were watching one long take, when in fact it’s several shots stitched together via hidden cuts, but his effort is certainly one of the most famous. As an exercise in style, it’s a mixed success. Hitch is presumably inventing techniques that other filmmakers would polish and perfect in later attempts at the same stunt, but these first attempts don’t always come off perfectly
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The 100-Week Roundup XXIII
- Sherlock Gnomes
- Swimming with Men
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More next Sunday.