Kill! (Kiru, 1968)

From Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema by Markus Nornes

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  • Asian Studies
  • Media Studies
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  • Figure 4.6. Most films with a title and subject matter like Kill! (Kiru, 1968) would use spiky, violent strokes. This calligrapher builds the swelling desire to kill into the thick strokes of his title—which literally and ironically means “killing a human with a slicing blade.”