Thursday, September 18, 2008

How Come...

How come when a main character dies on a TV show or in a movie, they always croak with their eyes wide open (usually after they've delivered a goodbye soliloquy), which then requires the hero/ine to reach out and manually shut the eyelids?

Creeps me out.

1 comment:

Diana Castilleja said...

It was my understanding that it made the scene more believable. When there's stress in the body, the muscles relax at death, but they don't create a movement. So, eyes wouldn't close unless the person was in the middle of a blink or had them closed to begin with.