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Re: Hand in glove
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008, 02:41:11 pm »
In this scene, Jack has one gloved hand and one bare hand. The two are about to go off in two directions for four long years.



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I think Jack's positioning and framing here are very interesting (in addition to the particularly interesting/unusual glove situation)... He looks like he's pinned in place or like he's at the center of some kind of target based on the way the boards on the garage door behind him are all converging behind his head.

The glove/not-glove situation throughout the film reminds me of the perhaps-related concept of the layering of clothing.  The idea that when they're feeling close to one another or connected they wear less or liighter-weight clothing.  And, when they're feeling defensive or argumentative with one another they wear more.  I think this idea holds true much of the time (but not always).  There's also an idea that wearing less clothing indicates a state of "being ahead" of the other character in some regard or another.  For example (maybe the most blatant example), Jack is already shirtless in TS2 while Ennis still wears a thin shirt (i.e. Jack is one step ahead of Ennis in terms of accepting his sexuality or wanting to move forward with his sexuality).

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Re: Hand in glove
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2008, 08:44:55 pm »
Interesting concepts, atz! Here's another pivotal scene where Ennis is not wearing gloves but they are in view: killing the elk.

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Re: Hand in glove
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2014, 01:56:30 pm »
To mark the ninth anniversary of the movie release, I am summarizing some of the older threads that reveal the genius of this movie. Here is a summary of the glove motif which I discuss in Chapter 7, Costumes, of the book I am working on.

"In the scene of the last day on the mountain, as Ennis rides into camp, Jack is bent over dismantling the tent and his gloves are prominently seen in his back pocket. But Ennis, as we can easily see when he gets up and walks away, tucking in his shirt, has no gloves. In this scene, Jack seems to have the "upper hand" so to speak, physically striking the camp and even lassoing Ennis by the feet. But then Ennis lashes back at Jack, feeling out of control, and when they are next seen in different shirts, Ennis has the gloves, not Jack. At the bottom of the mountain, Jack says he will go to Lightning Flat to give his daddy "a hand through the winter." Ennis's gloves in his back pocket are visible as he starts the engine on Jack's truck.

Later, the character of Cassie manages to snare Ennis by literally grabbing his hand as he raises it to point at the restroom where he intends to go. She then drags Ennis to the dance floor by the hand. The song playing on the jukebox is Steve Earle’s “Devil’s Right Hand”. When she asks for a footrub, Cassie literally has Ennis hand and foot.

It was also interesting in the confrontation at the lake scene to see that, while Ennis has his gloves in his pocket again, Jack is holding his gloves in his right hand throughout the scene, even when he has his hand cradling Ennis's head at the end."
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Re: Hand in glove
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2017, 10:36:22 am »
Our friend John Trudell has been posting some photos of Heath Ledger as Ennis, with hand-written notes around the margins about his costume. Here's one that mentions "gloves in right pocket". Forwarding our theories!!

I wonder who made the notes. . .the costumer?
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Re: Hand in glove
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2017, 08:28:22 pm »
I want  a pair of Brokeback boots!!!


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Re: Hand in glove
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2017, 12:08:36 pm »
Here ya go, Chuckie!




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Re: Hand in glove
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2017, 06:33:30 pm »
they're previously owned!  LOL


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Re: Hand in glove
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2017, 03:58:34 pm »
I'm sure you could borrow them!   ;D

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Re: Hand in glove
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2017, 09:25:46 pm »
I would never!


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!