Again, it is red and in contrast to the prevailing yellow and black all around it. The title itself is actually perceptibly strong. They are two similar, and rhyming, words that resound in the viewer’s head. Perhaps this is because of the sinister nature of the word ‘KILL’ and the seeming impotence and normality of the name ‘BILL’.
Another recurring theme in the poster is the cutting or slashing. The samurai sword in the character’s hand is another enigma code. The audience is instantly wondering what she is going to do with the sword and crucially, who she is going to do it to. The audience’s suspicions are confirmed in the title, which implies, of course, that her target is ‘Bill’. However, the audience is then left wondering who Bill is, and why she is intent on causing him harm.
There are slashes through the title itself, and a similarly shaped blood spatter, indicating that swords and their use as an offensive weapon will be central to the story line. It is arguable, too, that the sword is also symbolic in other ways. In Chinese symbolism, a woman drawing a sword is suggestive of childbirth. A crucial trigger to the plotline is the retrieval of the central character’s new-born