Kiss


Marty's outburst when denied his first kiss with Clara struck me as incongruous. I presume this scene is present in the original story but nothing we know of his character to that point seems to prepare us for such a reaction. I was thinking given his past disappointments with girls that he would be beside himself with exhilaration in reaching even the present point of intimacy (to the extent that she was even prepared to come home with him) and would have been content to let things take their natural course from such an auspicious start. Why would he want to jeopardize things with such an outburst? Maybe others see it differently but it was the last thing I was expecting from him when she initially declined his kiss.

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His feelings for her were so strong he overcame his awkwardness. Part of that reactions was also when he immediately realized he overplayed his hand with a demure woman to soon.

His face and body language say it all.

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I'll watch it again and then comment on your interpretation!

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agree, i thought his reaction was out of character, certainly didn't see it coming




so many movies, so little time

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He was awkward with women, then embarrassed and even more awkward when he realized what a clumsy move he'd made. So he overreacted, like a guy like that might, who wasn't exactly a smooth operator. I can feel the poor guy's pain and humiliation.

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