10 EYE FILMS - #3 : MICKEY BLUE EYES

Sight is the sense prized most of all by movie-makers, and the inclusion of the word “eye” in a film title is not without significance, often alluding to subtleness, double-crossing or recursion. It is as if the producers wanted us to watch the movie twice, rather than letting us sit back and indulge in a lengthy tale. In an era when we are all under the surveillance of the electronic eyes of cameras phones, the question of eyes and what they see has never been more relevant.

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Mickey Blue Eyes (Kelly Makin, US, 1999)

Let’s dispense with the suspense: the blue eyes in question belong to Hugh Grant, a law-abiding auctioneer who marries into a family mixed up with the mafia. A lighthearted rom-com, but we could get lost in those blue eyes…