In his rich and complex text, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lacan: But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock (Verso, 1992; Manantial, 1994), Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek uses the cinematic medium, particularly the films of Alfred Hitchcock, to present his analysis of Lacanian concepts. In this book, Zizek manages to acutely fuse psychoanalysis and film, providing a reading and methodology particular to his style. By way of creation of an index of film analyses, he invites the reader to embark upon the enterprise of integrating the varying interpretations that authors in the book propose as analysis of a single film. Finally, this article enacts a practical application of the methodology presented, through an analysis of Rope, a key film in the work of Alfred Hitchcock. Using the texts cited in the book, this article proposes a reading that metonymically extends out to new mediums – cinematographic or literary – in an attempt to rehearse, through an act, the proposal presented in Zizek’s book.