What's a Director?, 映画監督って何だ!,Eiga kantoku tte nanda! Image 21

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

  • Director Oshima Nagisa, suffering lasting damage from a stroke, fights his body to write a message and signature. The shaky line registers his lack of control over his body movement. His message is visible to the right. However, when the film displays his writing, it is clearly from a second attempt. Oshima seems to have rejected the shaky strokes of his signature, and started over writing backwards (see Eiga_Kantoku_23.jpg).
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  • Asian Studies
  • Media Studies
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