Brandos Spiel mit dem Handschuh

On the Waterfront (Die Faust im Nacken, USA 1954, Elia Kazan)

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Paul Willemen: "I think one example that is dear to your heart is the scene in On the Waterfront involving Brando, Eva Marie Saint and the gloves, and the fact that critics focus on that set of gloves rather than the use of gloves in the later scene between Brando and Steiger."


Noel King: "[...] But why do I concentrate on this part of this scene? Romance is performed elsewhere in the scene, when he asks her whether she remembers him and she says yes. [...] Or the later scene where he takes her to the bar and says 'Your're sore at me', before delivering the famous 'I got the rest of my life to drink' line. I realise I'm privileging lines of dialogue but it's always dialogue accompanied by a facial or bodily gesture."


Paul Willemen (1994): Through the Glass Darkly. Cinephilia Reconsidered, in: Ders. (Hrsg.): Looks and Frictions. Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory. Perspectives. London / Bloomington, S. 223-257, hier: S. 234.