What do the Blues Brothers, Lolita, and Ferris Bueller all have in common? Well, yes, a certain iconoclasm, but from a purely aesthetic perspective: sunglasses. Like cigarettes and martinis — with a whole lot fewer adverse health effects — shades are one of the big screen’s great signifiers of coolness (unless, of course, you’re Anthony Michael Hall in The Breakfast Club, in which case you’re unfortunately beyond help). From Easy Rider and Taxi Driver to The Big Lebowski and Drive, Found Item‘s excellent supercut of iconic movie sunglasses from 1962 through the present is after the jump. Oh, and we totally co-sign the pointed omission of Men in Black.
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