Complex temporality of the calligraph in City of Sadness

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

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  • Figure 5.2. The complex temporality of the calligraph is made palpably clear in the sequence most prominently featuring calligraphy from City of Sadness (Beiqing chengshi, 1989). The sequence starts from upper-left, moving clockwise to the center image.