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Rachael
out from the well
(11/18/02 10:11:36 am)
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Eye Color
Just a quick question-this might be more of a continutiy error but i was wondering if anyone else noticed...

I know the actress Daviegh Chase has blue eyes.

For most of the film, Samara's eyes are brown, but I could swear in a few scenes her eyes were blue-most noticeably when she's tossed in the well and opens her eyes underwater.

If that's the only place, then it was probably because brown contact lenses wouldn't have been a good idea underwater, but if it occurs anywhere else, it could be an intentional thing....anyone?? Anyone??

Bueller? Bueller?

Skyscape
further down the Spiral
(11/18/02 10:31:15 am)
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Re: Eye Color
Her eye was blue in the "eye" scene too (and what an enormous letdown that was). It must have been intentional, because it shows a huge closeup! What it means I have no idea.

Ok back to my grumbling - the film was fantastic, but they REALLY botched up the eye scene. :(

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inteferon
manipulator of the Virus
(11/18/02 11:40:23 am)
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Re: Eye Color
In the well sequence, everything was tinted blue (water). Could that be one explanation?


Rachael
out from the well
(11/18/02 11:47:53 am)
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not really
Hmm, well, it takes more than a blue tint to turn brown eyes blue-she clearly didn't have her brown contacts in. It was a startling effect, but it still seems weird that before she goes in the well, her eyes are brown, 5 seconds later, under the water they are ice blue.

It has to be more than just the contact lens issue-they could have digitally altered her eye color for the underwater shot.....

Turtle God Kame
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(11/18/02 12:36:34 pm)
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sorry...
"dontcha make my brown eyes, dontcha make my brown eyes, dontcha make my brown eyes blue!"

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inteferon
manipulator of the Virus
(11/18/02 12:52:50 pm)
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Re: sorry...
"When I'm blue.........I start to breathe again...."

gdmariya
Sadako slave
(11/18/02 2:11:28 pm)
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Re: sorry...
Dumb thought but maybe, when Samara's having a bad thought or something, her eye changes to blue...?


Don't laugh too hard :) I just can't see how, if it was a mistake and they forgot to put in Daveigh's brown contacts, stuff like this can make it past editing. GRRRR.

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inteferon
manipulator of the Virus
(11/18/02 2:25:25 pm)
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Re: Grrrrrr.....
Grrrrr....... Don't make me mad.......You won't like me when I get mad!

(Oops, that's green)

gdmariya
Sadako slave
(11/18/02 2:48:33 pm)
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Re: Grrrrrr.....
Hey!! No need to make fun of my opinions ;) Hehe...

Rachael
out from the well
(11/18/02 3:53:02 pm)
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heh
Looks like interferon's eyes are turning green!!

What I meant to say earlier was if it's unsafe to wear contacts underwater, her eye color could have been touched up to brown afterward.

Looks like I'm just going to have to go see it again!!

Another pet peeve with me is that it is a biological FACT that 2 blue eyed people cannot produce a brown eyed child, yet somehow Rachel and Noah got around that one.

Grrr.

inteferon
manipulator of the Virus
(11/18/02 4:01:01 pm)
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Re: heh
Hmmmm. Both parent's could have had brown as a recessive gene. I think is takes two generations of gene dominance to nuke it. But then again, I'm no geneticist and could be talking out of my bung here. Where's Mendel when you need him....

Rachael
out from the well
(11/18/02 4:06:04 pm)
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heh
Nah, the only way your eyes come out blue is if you are bb (blue from mom, blue from dad)

if you are Bb your eyes will be brown (big B always wins), but you can pass on a gene for blue, which means you could have a blue eyed child with another Bb brown eyed person. A BB brown eyed person will only have brown eyed offspring, even if they marry a Norweigan.

But 2 blue eyed people are both bb and can only pass on blue.

There will be a short quiz at the end of this lesson....

inteferon
manipulator of the Virus
(11/18/02 5:36:45 pm)
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Re: heh
Thanks for straightening that out. My David Bowie Eyes theory: Father - Norweigan, mother - Spider from Mars.

Isoline
out from the well
(11/18/02 10:43:28 pm)
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Re: heh
even more interesting...all male babies are born with blue eyes that eventally change to their permanent color.

There is a condition known as Heterochromia iridium which causes two different colored eyes. This can be an inherited trait, although trauma and certain medications may result in increased or decreased pigmentation in one of the irises. Certain medical syndromes, such as Waardenburg syndrome, may also cause someone to have two different colored eyes.

For more on the herediary factors of eye color go here....

http://www.dushkin.com/connectext/psy/ch02/eyes.mhtml

You say psycho like its a bad thing!

Rachael
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/19/02 7:52:42 am)
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forgot
Thanks-forgot to mention variables like mutations that give us green, hazel, grey and parti (PARTY!!) colored eyes.

Weirdest I've ever seen is one dude who had one eye like a pie chart-blue, green and gold. In sections!!!

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Sadako slave
(11/19/02 4:11:05 pm)
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Re: forgot
This is kinda goin a wee bit back into the conversation, but I think that during "the eye scene" her eye is blue because she's dead. If you've been dead for a while without any perservatives, you're eyes go that gross milky light blue color and it also covers over your pupils. When its the closeup of her eye, there's no pupil. So I'm pretty sure it's intentional in that part. But I dunno about the whole well thing. I think I agree with the other people-that it wouldn't be a good idea to have contacts in the water, but you think they might have gone in with a computer and fixed that, since it wasn't a very long shot of her with her eyes open.

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