Eyewear is often worn by characters on screen. But in some movies, eyewear and vision became much more than fashion accessories — they became part of the story.
Here are some examples. Can you think of more? – Dr. Tracy
THE EYE (2008)
Jessica Alba plays a blind violinist whose cornea transplant to recover her vision leads to visions into the supernatural world….
THEY LIVE (1988)
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that enables him to see that that aliens have taken over the Earth….
TWILIGHT ZONE 1953
“Time Enough at Last” episode: A bank clerk with thick- rimmed glasses dreams to be left alone to read. One day a nuclear bomb goes off, leaving him alone in the world with all the books and time to read. Until he breaks his glasses….
MY COUSIN VINNY (1992)
An eyewitness to a murder loses credibility when the defense lawyer demonstrates to jurists just how out of date her eyeglass prescription really is….
A young woman blind since childhood has surgery that partially restores her sight. Soon after, she views a person leaving the scene of a crime. Would she be a credible witness?
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951)
In this 1951 Alfred Hitchcock movie, the unforgettable murder scene unfolds through the reflection of eyeglasses of the victim. Even more notable — Film star Farley Granger was my long time patient!
Orson Welles and Dean Stockwell star as two young men who plot out the “perfect” murder crime. The only flaw: a pair of eyeglasses found at the scene of the crime….
LORD OF THE FLIES(1990)
An airplane crashes on a remote island. To stay alive, one of the survivors makes a fire — using the lens of eyeglasses to reflect the sun.