Body Part Cameo / Hand Cameo YKTTW Discussion
|Body Part Cameo / Hand Cameo|
A specific (perhaps too specific) version of Creator Cameo, in which the audience never sees the cameoer's face, but rather some other body part (often a hand), which in-story is attached to a "real" character. This type of cameo is distinct in that it can't be spotted by an uninformed viewer, even one familiar with the creator's appearance; it's All There in the Manual. Examples off the top of my head:
- Mel Gibson's hand as some Roman's, pounding in one of the nails in The Passion of the Christ.
- Carol Reed's hands as Harry Lime's, grasping through the sewer grate in The Third Man.
- Quentin Tarantino's hands as Landa's, strangling von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds.