Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder ★★★★

started reading a book today (Psycho-Sexual - Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin by David Greven) which has a chapter on this film so i kind of felt inclined to watch it (although to be fair Hitchcock is never a director you need an excuse to watch). in a lot of ways this feels like a bit of a sequel to Rope (on a thematic level as opposed to a technical one - not a one take and not pretending to be one either) in terms of how it’s set up and just by virtue of being one of Hitchcock’s most homoerotic exercises as well as one of his most theatrical - as opposed to many of his films which are made by the editing this one feels much more straightforward and stage-bound.

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