What’s a Film Director? (Eiga kantoku tte nan da?, 2006)

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

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  • Figure 7.3. In What’s a Film Director? (Eiga kantoku tte nan da?, 2006), every wispy line of Oshima Nagisa’s painting registers his lack of bodily control and his utter will to finish. From the fading ink, it is clear he wrote backwards (left to right), starting with his name.