Regular edition poster pictured above
"Nothing ever held you like Alfred Hitchcock's Rope. It's his most nerve-stretching thriller!" - Original Tagline
Alfred Hitchcock's Rope is one of the best crime/mystery movies ever made. Two young men believe they have committed the perfect crime, and as they become increasingly more daring, their old teacher begins to suspect...
The movie is unique in movie history as it required just 10 shots to film! As a comparison, The Birds required 1360 shots to complete the film.
We reached out to Greg Ruth to create posters for the movie, and the artist did an amazing job capturing the intensity and feelings the movie evokes with his stunning composition!
Greg had the following to say about his work:
The rope is of course allegorical, not to be confused with his actually wearing the ropes- but Stewart’s character is being essentially tied and strangled by the murder he is responsible for instigating by his own dark philosophy and his ignorance of it being put it into practice. It’s the moment of horror for him, that the shape of his ideology is that strangled boy in the box they’ve all been dining atop of. It’s the unspoken hidden image made plain and uncloaked by academic flourish and theoretical behavior. To participate in the reduction of the symbol would be to cheerlead for the murderers in the story, and push against the very thing he finds so horrid about their actions in the end.
Variant edition poster pictured above
There are two versions of the poster available:
Regular Edition, 24X36 Screen Print, Run of 200, $80
Variant Edition, 24X36 Screen Print on Kraft-Tone Paper Bag Kraft Paper, Run of 100, $100
The Kraft-Tone Paper Bag Kraft Paper shows the appearance of texture to mimic rope with a color similar to the original movie posters! Actual rough texture is not present due to potential ink adherence issues with the screen printing process.
Posters go on sale Thursday, October 26th at 12PM EST HERE!
Last but not least, check out the incredible detail in Greg's spectacular original illustration for the poster!