After watching the first season of Mad Men, I know the colour of all the regular characters’ eyes. Intentional or accidental, I think of it as a testament to the intimacy and gravitas of the drama.
The eyes are usually blue, but, ironically, Don Draper’s are difficult to figure out; are they green—or grey? Meanwhile, his wife outshines the moon with her emphatically blue sapphire eyes.
The relation of the physiognomy and hidden traits of fictional characters and their un- or intended parallel in reality is something I have been meaning to touch on, but watching Mad Men rekindled the interest. It is a bold move and vote of confidence in the actors to shoot the series in this way.
Where Don Draper found nostalgia “in the sense of a pain in an old wound” in Kodak’s pictures, we as audience find it in the characters’ eyes.