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The Earl of Gloucester was blinded by the Duke of Cornwall, husband of Regan (but I saw a
staged version theat cut out the husbands and had Regan do the deed).

Robert Inglis wrote:

> 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
> temporarily.
>
> ciao,
> R. Inglis
>
> >From: Thomas W <[log in to unmask]>
> >Reply-To: Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: Blindness
> >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
> >analytical level.
> >Thanks for any ideas ;o)
> >
> >Thomas.
> >
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