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Movie Geometry

What do bouba, kiki, a spikey shape, and a blob have to do with our perception of characters in film? While they might seem like nonsensical words and shapes completely unrelated to movies, geometry has an important place in how we separate the good from the bad guys. The hard, sharp angles of Darth Vader's helmet and the soft, round curves of Baloo the Bear make them immediately identifiable as heroes and villains. Now You See It looks at how shapes influence the personality of characters in film.

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