Video Essay: Movie Geometry


  • Bouba vs. Kiki phenomenon is used in film
  • Evil characters are drawn with sharper features (kiki)
    • Pointy noses, ears, and long curly fingers
  • Lovable characters are designed to be soft and round (bouba)
    • Ex. Baloo the bear – bouba the shape
  • Brains are designed to see sharp and pointy things as more threatening
  • Mickey mouse = 3 circles
  • Devil = collection of triangles

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