I can't remember the character's name from King Lear who's blinded, but
there's plenty there in the adaptations of the play (the one that comes to
mind most readily is the Olivier BBC version widely available on video)...
There's also the Australian movie, "Proof", which seems to have some
interesting things to say about sight and visual representations of reality.
There's a TV episode of "Twilight Zone" (I think it stars William Shatner,
but, again, I'm not sure) about the last man on earth who is all set to
enjoy his solitude with his books, and then his glasses get broken.
Finally, there's the recent "At First Sight" (I think that's the title) with
Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino, about a blind man who regains his sight
>From: Thomas W <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
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>Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 20:35:58 +0100
>I'd be thankful for any ideas and suggestions on the topic "Blindness in
>the movies" : famous blind characters (or poor-sighted characters) you
>could remember, as well as the interpretations of such an affliction on an
>Thanks for any ideas ;o)
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