Great Job, Internet!: This montage of movie characters looking in the mirror is smashing

According to a new study, what a movie character does when they step in front of a mirror may be related to whether they are male or female. If that person looks forlornly into the reflected image for a few beats before breaking down in tears, the study surmises, that person is probably a woman. If the person becomes so filled with rage at what stares back that the very mirror itself must be destroyed, then that person is probably a man. (And if that person flips open his hands and jauntily exclaims that “It’s showtime, folks!,” then that person is probably Roy Scheider playing a thinly veiled autobiographical representation of choreographer-filmmaker Bob Fosse.)

This may seem like an unnecessarily narrow view of mirror usage, but be assured that it is firmly grounded in science. Joost Broeren and Sander Spies—in association with Dutch indie film magazine De Filmkrant …

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