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9th Mar '16 6:15:03 AM StFan
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25th Aug '15 9:48:02 AM AmayirotAkago
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* Several video games published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment throughout the 90's feature a logo animation of an eye opening with the company logo appearing in it. [[NightmareFuel It usually scared the crap out of anyone unprepared for it]].
9th Aug '15 2:06:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Cube}}'': The film opens with a tight close-up of a man's eye when he wakes up to find himself in the Cube.
14th Mar '15 5:10:20 PM gallium
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* One of the more disturbing in movie history has to be the closeup of Marion Crane's eye in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' after she flops over onto the bathroom floor.


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* In ''Film/ThePresidentsLastBang'', Korean CIA director Kim Jae-kyu is introduced with a tight shot of his eye while he's at the doctor. Later that evening, he will assassinate President Park Chung-hee.
* One of the more disturbing in movie history has to be the closeup of Marion Crane's eye in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' after she flops over onto the bathroom floor.
19th Oct '14 4:28:24 AM pinkdalek
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Not to be confused with EyeAwaken, which is when a character's eyes suddenly open, but the shot doesn't open with an image of them.

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Not to be confused with EyeAwaken, which is when a character's eyes suddenly open, but the shot doesn't open with an image of them. See also OneEyedShot.
17th Sep '14 5:40:57 PM pinkdalek
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "The Deadly Assassin" does a DreamWithinADream variant, where an extreme closeup of the Doctor's brilliant purple-blue eye flickering open is used to indicate that we've passed from the world outside while ThoseTwoGuys talk over his sleeping body to inside his {{Cyberspace}} NightmareSequence. Only within the dream-world, he is waking up. With an anaesthetic mask on his face. As a surgeon prepares to perform MeatGrinderSurgery on him. [[NightmareFuel Aaaagh.]]
9th May '14 11:39:24 AM gallium
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* ''Film/{{Strike}}'' includes a title card announcing that the authorities are "searching for subversives", then cuts to a tight closeup of a spy's eye. The film is a Soviet propaganda piece set in Tsarist Russia, and the spy is hunting for subversive workers.
20th Mar '14 6:16:06 AM ArenaL5
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* ''{{Canaan}}'': Canaan
* Shows up a lot in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.

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* ''{{Canaan}}'': Canaan
* Shows up a lot in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
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* Shows up a lot in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.



* ''Film/{{Next}}'' does this with Nicholas Cage's eye twice, [[spoiler:once before and once after his character's long vision of a possible future]].

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* ''Film/{{Next}}'' ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' does this with Nicholas Cage's eye twice, [[spoiler:once before and once Marilyn Lovell after his character's long vision showing her nightmare of a possible future]].losing Jim in space.
* Used in the opening [[spoiler: and closing]] of ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.



* Used in the opening [[spoiler: and closing]] of ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.

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* Used in the opening [[spoiler: and closing]] The movie ''Film/CatsEye'' opens with (what else?) a close-up on one of ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.General's eyes. Serves also as a visual TitleDrop.



* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' does this with Marilyn Lovell after showing her nightmare of losing Jim in space.
* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' opens with a close-up on Picard's eye as things flash back to when he was the Borg's prisoner.



* The movie ''Film/CatsEye'' opens with (what else?) a close-up on one of General's eyes. Serves also as a visual TitleDrop.

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* The movie ''Film/CatsEye'' ''Film/{{Next}}'' does this with Nicholas Cage's eye twice, [[spoiler:once before and once after his character's long vision of a possible future]].
* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''
opens with (what else?) a close-up on one of General's eyes. Serves also Picard's eye as a visual TitleDrop.
things flash back to when he was the Borg's prisoner.



* The ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "The Big Wheel" starts with a shot of the killer's eye opening when he wakes up in the morning.
* ''Series/{{House}}'' milks Creator/HughLaurie's very blue eyes for all they're worth.



* ''Series/{{House}}'' milks Creator/HughLaurie's very blue eyes for all they're worth.
* A first-season episode of the original ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' does this.
* The pilot of ''Series/{{V 2009}}'' does a backwards one: instead of opening on Erica's eye and zooming out, we open on Erica and zoom in to her eye.



* The ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "The Big Wheel" starts with a shot of the killer's eye opening when he wakes up in the morning.

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* The ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "The Big Wheel" starts with a shot of the killer's eye opening when he wakes up credits to ''Series/RobinHood'' had an image of a bright green eye; causing some confusion among viewers considering no one in the morning.cast had green eyes. (According to WordOfGod, it was meant to be Robin's eye).



* Seen in the opening credits of ''Series/{{The X-Files}}''.
* The opening credits to ''Series/RobinHood'' had an image of a bright green eye; causing some confusion among viewers considering no one in the cast had green eyes. (According to WordOfGod, it was meant to be Robin's eye).
* In the episode [[GroundhogDayLoop Mystery Spot]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', many times when the loop resets, the camera is focused on Sam's eyes as [[EarWorm Heat of the Moment]] plays in the background.

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* Seen in the opening credits of ''Series/{{The X-Files}}''.
* The opening credits to ''Series/RobinHood'' had an image of a bright green eye; causing some confusion among viewers considering no one in the cast had green eyes. (According to WordOfGod, it was meant to be Robin's eye).
* In the episode [[GroundhogDayLoop Mystery Spot]] "Mystery Spot" of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', many times when [[GroundhogDayLoop the loop resets, resets]], the camera is focused on Sam's eyes as [[EarWorm Heat of the Moment]] plays in the background.
* A first-season episode of the original ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' does this.
* The pilot of ''Series/{{V 2009}}'' does a backwards one: instead of opening on Erica's eye and zooming out, we open on Erica and zoom in to her eye.
* Seen in the opening credits of ''Series/TheXFiles''.



* ''KingdomHearts'': In the opening cutscene, and the next one after that.

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* ''KingdomHearts'': ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'': In the opening cutscene, and the next one after that.
15th Mar '14 3:20:37 AM erforce
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1st Mar '14 5:57:30 PM Aiguille
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* ''{{Apollo 13}}'' does this with Marilyn Lovell after showing her nightmare of losing Jim in space.

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* ''{{Apollo ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' does this with Marilyn Lovell after showing her nightmare of losing Jim in space.
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