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Alec Baldwin's huge 'Prelude to a Kiss' glasses: Are they making a comeback?

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Prelude-to-a-kiss_lI knew big round glasses were back, but man, they are eh-heverywhere. I see them on the street (though I’m asking for it, I guess; I live in Brooklyn), I see them on fashion blogs, but now I finally know the strangest place of all: On Alec Baldwin’s face in the movie Prelude to a Kiss. (Which was one of the “new movies” that cycled through on Hulu the other day, which is how I wound up watching. It’s awful — stay away.)

What in the world? I don’t remember 1992 being that strange at all. Alec Baldwin as neurotic doof was a tough enough pill to swallow, but with these massive specs, it’s a whole other level of head-scratching.

But the lovely Baldwin visage is hardly the first face to support such epic frames. The other two that spring to mind….

Ira-glass-maddy-ferguson_lThe aptly named Ira Glass, and Sheryl Lee as Maddy Ferguson on Twin Peaks.

Okay, PopWatchers, am I the only one who’s seeing the similarities here? Are you ready for the big-glasses revival that’s apparently underway, or should this look stay where it is, in relics from the early ’90s?

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