In Kill Bill vol 1 as the Sheriff is driving up to the murder scene at the church a view of the dashboard of his car reveals a collection of different colored sunglasses. Later inside the church he removes his sunglasses and it seems he is wearing green-tinted glasses.

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So is this just an attempt at coolness or is there an actual significance to the colors and green in particular?


It's a direct reference to a similar image in Gone In 60 Seconds (1974)

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BTW: "Eleanor" is a customized 1971 Ford Mustang Sportsroof (redressed as 1973)

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As for the "significance" of the sunglasses, they seem just to have been an affectation of the film's creator H. B. "Toby" Halicki.

Toby's office was a gargantuan garage displaying toy cars, real cars and all sorts of antique bric-a-brac. If you saw "Gone in Sixty Seconds" you'll recall the many pairs of aviator-style sunglasses scattered about Eleanor's dashboard. In real life, it was his Rolls Royce which received the Toby treatment.


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    Is there any significance to this display of sunglasses in the source film though? – Mauricio Pasquier Juan Feb 13 '17 at 22:19
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    @MauricioPasquierJuan Possibly a joke hinting at 'rose-tinted glasses', en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose-colored_glasses. But that's just a long shot guess. – Oceans Bleed Feb 14 '17 at 15:37
  • @MauricioPasquierJuan - Kill Bill is basically a collection of references to other movies and genres. – Davor Feb 14 '17 at 18:44
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    ?Possibly from shooting sports? The color of glass affects contrast and depth perception. Magenta for overcast, yellow for sharpening contrast, brown for bright conditions, gray for very bright (snow) conditions... – Blackbeagle Feb 14 '17 at 19:32
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    @Blackbeagle that would seem relevant for law enforcement. – Jared Smith Feb 15 '17 at 12:01

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