House of Flying Daggers (Shi man mai fu, 2004)

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

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  • Figure 3.22. The characters for House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu, 2004) were written with great velocity, exemplifying a favorite saying of Chinese calligraphers: “Loose enough for a horse to pass; tight enough to stop the wind.”