Saturday, November 14, 2009

Classic Improv Moment

My friend Fuller made me think of this scene from On the Waterfront today. Once Eva Marie Saint drops her glove, the scene is improvised. The actors momentarily lost their place and direction, but the director didn't cut. I think Brando's "crickets make me nervous" line is one of the greatest in the history of improv. Just wanted to share it today:


random blogger said...

putting on the glove himself was great. was that too off script?

Joe said...

yeah. i think they get back to the script once it cuts to a 2 cam shot, but i know the whole glove section is improvised.