Mirror Shots in Movies

Plenty of movies have featured a shot focusing on the central character looking into a mirror in a moment of self-reflection. But what’s interesting is the emotional reaction that follows after they look at themselves. Fandor has assembled a video that takes a look at the difference between what usually happens when a female character looks in the mirror and when a male character looks in the mirror. It seems to indicate a certain perception and presentation of difference between genders as women typically cry and men smash the mirror. Watch the video essay about mirror shots in movies after the jump. Read More »