Mid-way through M. Night Shyamalan’s movie, Glass (2019), there is a blurry black spot on screen for a long time. It doesn’t stay in one fixed place nor is it present throughout the whole film, so it can’t be a problem with the projector’s optics at my local theatre.

It’s too obvious and gets too much screen time to plausibly be a smudge or optical defect on the camera lens either (it would undoubtedly have been noticed). So, it must be intentional, which begs the question: why is it there? What is its meaning?

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    Congratulations, this question is the winner of the corresponding topic challenge. – Napoleon Wilson Jan 31 at 23:41
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    Could you specify where in the movie you see this black spot? For example which scene begins the black spot and when does it end its appearance? – aonepathan Feb 5 at 12:46
  • My vague recollection is that it was on screen as Mr. Glass was orchestrating his escape from captivity. I’d have to see the film again to be more specific. It was on screen for several minutes. – Matt Feb 6 at 12:48

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