Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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 3.25. When the deceptively dangerous Zhang Ziyi writes Michelle Yeoh’s name, she deforms the character 俞 through impressive cursive shorthand, giving it the distinct appearance of the character for sword—劍—and revealing her secret martial arts training.