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30th Dec '15 6:10:41 AM eroock
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26th Dec '15 3:59:23 AM foxley
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* ''Series/JonathanCreek'': How the killer is portrayed in "The Clue of Savant's Thumb": first stalking Joey and later [[DeathByLookingUp toppling a statue off the roof]].
10th Aug '15 3:54:25 PM pinkdalek
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** The hand of the robot operator in "The Sontaran Experiment"is handled this way, to save his reveal for a cliffhanger.

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** The hand of the robot operator in "The Sontaran Experiment"is Experiment" is handled this way, to save his reveal for a cliffhanger.cliffhanger.
** "The Brain of Morbius" introduces Solon with a shot of his hands as they cover the sculpture he's making of Morbius's face.
12th Jul '15 12:52:09 AM foxley
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* ''Series/FrontierCircus'': This technique is used in "Calamity Circus" to conceal the identity of the saboteur.
26th Jun '15 5:38:41 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': A gloves hand is shown drawing a knife and advancing on Osman Efendi in "Death Do Us Part". A spray of blood informs the viewer of his fate.

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* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': A gloves gloved hand is shown drawing a knife and advancing on Osman Efendi in "Death Do Us Part". A spray of blood informs the viewer of his fate.
26th Jun '15 5:26:47 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': A gloves hand is shown drawing a knife and advancing on Osman Efendi in "Death Do Us Part". A spray of blood informs the viewer of his fate.



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24th Jun '15 5:51:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied by ''PoliceSquad''. We repeatedly see the killer's shoes as he walks, and we see his gloves and business suit sleeves as he sets up the bombs. When Drebin finally confronts the bomber, it turns out to be [[spoiler:the suspect's wife, still wearing the glove, sleeve and shoes... and otherwise dressed like a housewife]].
* Used frequently in ''MidsomerMurders''.

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* Parodied by ''PoliceSquad''.''Series/PoliceSquad''. We repeatedly see the killer's shoes as he walks, and we see his gloves and business suit sleeves as he sets up the bombs. When Drebin finally confronts the bomber, it turns out to be [[spoiler:the suspect's wife, still wearing the glove, sleeve and shoes... and otherwise dressed like a housewife]].
* Used frequently in ''MidsomerMurders''.''Series/MidsomerMurders''.



* In ''TheCatAndTheCanary'', a hand twice emerges from a hidden panel, first to [[spoiler:throttle Mr. Crosby]] and then later to [[spoiler:steal the necklace from around Annabelle's throat]].

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* In ''TheCatAndTheCanary'', ''Theatre/TheCatAndTheCanary'', a hand twice emerges from a hidden panel, first to [[spoiler:throttle Mr. Crosby]] and then later to [[spoiler:steal the necklace from around Annabelle's throat]].
9th Jun '15 8:57:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[ThePinkPanther A Shot In The Dark]]'' does this with several botched attempts at killing Clouseau.

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* ''[[ThePinkPanther A Shot In The Dark]]'' ''Film/AShotInTheDark'' does this with several botched attempts at killing Clouseau.
9th Jun '15 6:52:38 AM Willbyr
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A particular shot commonly used in action flicks, gangster movies and murder mysteries. All that is shown is AnInsert of a pair of hands, and possibly the murder weapon itself. This gives a sense of building tension without revealing the murderer's identity. Sinister black gloves are optional.

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A particular shot commonly used in action flicks, gangster movies and murder mysteries. All that is shown is AnInsert of a hand or a pair of hands, and possibly the murder weapon itself. This gives a sense of building tension without revealing the murderer's identity. Sinister black gloves are optional.



Common in slasher films. Even more common in [[{{Giallo}} Giallo]].

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Common in slasher films. Even more common in [[{{Giallo}} Giallo]]. {{Giallo}}.



* The movie ''Film/{{Clue}}'' is full of these. Everyone seems to wear black gloves at one point or another.

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* The movie ''Film/{{Clue}}'' is full of these. Everyone seems to wear black gloves at one point or another.
25th Dec '14 7:18:36 AM Prfnoff
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* Gloved in proper classic black in ''Radioland Murders'' before some (but not all) of the titular hits. Appropriate since this was a homage to the radio era.

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* Gloved in proper classic black in ''Radioland Murders'' ''Film/TheRadiolandMurders'' before some (but not all) of the titular hits. Appropriate since this was a homage to the radio era.




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* Subverted in the opening scene of ''Film/{{Charade}}'', where a gun pointed at the heroine by a black gloved hand turns out to be a child's water pistol.
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