Examples of film compositions deploying symmetry

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

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  • Media Studies
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  • Figure 4.17. These compositions all deploy symmetry, but not to the ends of monumentality (clockwise from upper left, ending in the middle): Black Sun (Hei tai yang nan jing da ceng sha, 1995), Goodbye Dragon Inn (Busan, 2003), Fong Sai Yuk I (Fong Sai Yuk, 1993), Fight Back to School (Tao Xue Wei Lung, 1991), The Sword (Ming jian, 1980), Blue Kite (Lan fengzheng, 1993), Dragon Inn (Long men xia zhang, 1992), Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu, 1990), Chinese Ghost Story I (Qing nu You hun, 1987), One-Armed Swordsman (Duk bei dou, 1967), Storm Riders (Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha, 1998), and South Shaolin Master (Nan quan wang, 1984).