AGITATOR THE CINEMA OF TAKASHI MIIKE PDF

Revealed to the world with the shocking Audition, Takashi Miike has directed over 50 films in the space of 11 years. Films like Dead or Alive, The City of Lost. Fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to Japan’s most prolific and successful film director Takashi Miike. This third pressing ofAgitator. : Agitator: The Cinema Of Takashi Miike () by Tom Mes and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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But no matter what genre, unpredictable madness permeates most of them, which is not a bad thing in an era of overly cautious and formulaic films which treat the audience like an idiot. Then when I saw Audition a few days later, there was no way back.

If I’m truthful, the book Mes wrote on Shinya Tsukamoto was better and more balanced. Account Options Sign in. I would have liked more analysis in this book, and less journalism. In-depth analyses of every Miike film ever made, including theatrical, video and TV productions Takashi Miike’s own diary of the making of the controversial Ichi the Killer A career-spanning interview A look at Miike’s work as actor and producer A complete filmography, with cast and crew details and release info Detailed information on DVD availability Foreword by Makoto Shinozaki Afterword by Shinya Tsukamoto Over stills and illustrations, including photos from Takashi Miike’s private collection, and brand new photographs of the director taken exclusively for this book.

Mes conducts a no-nonsense, in-depth examination of the director’s theatrical and direct-to-video releases, a span of preposterously explosive films that shake with raw human nerve and monstrous energy.

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The other is completely unknown outside Japan and doesn’t even have an English title. From inside the book.

Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike by Tom Mes

Books by Tom Finema. His film oeuvre literally spans the entire rainbow from extreme psychological bloodbaths to historical dramas to candy-coloured, cartoonish family films. Aug 10, Pete rated it really liked it. It’s called Kishiwada Shonen Gurentai – Bokyo, which translates roughly as ‘Boy hooligans from Kishiwada – nostalgia’.

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No eBook available Amazon. It’s not everyday you find a thorough, well-written book on any filmmaker, especially not divisive cult-horror directors, so these books are a rare treat. Fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling agitatro to Japan’s most abitator and successful film director Takashi Miike.

Agitator is a wonderful biography and analysis of Miike’s films and their themes. A complete filmography with cast and crew credits, running times, Japanese titles, release info and more. What’s Miike like as a person, in real life? Miike is an inherently interesting figure because his films are cine,a diverse, yet linked by key things – ultraviolence usually playing a part, but even that varies from slapstick to torture. Tom Mes is the founder and co-editor of MidnightEye.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Feb 24, Ad Blankestijn rated it liked it Shelves: This book is illustrated with hundreds of pictures, including rare photographs from the director’s private collection.

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This edition features a new and expanded colour section, completely updated DVD information, and several brand new reviews of Takashi Miike films that were unavailable for coverage at the time of the book’s initial production.

An essential purchase for anyone wanting to know where cinema is heading in the 21st century” —Pete Tombs, Author of Mondo Macabro Agitator – Mikke Cinema of Takashi Miike — The groundbreaking book by Tom Mes He has been praised and reviled, hyped and ignored, lauded and censored.

Were you also sending it around to other publishers before FAB picked it up, or were they your first choice? Jarrod rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Michael Dickinson rated it really liked it Teh 10, Themes in the work of Takashi Miike. Christopher rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Tom Mes’ dense study of Miike ends up being too much of a good thing.

Once I’d decided I was going to do a book I started contacting the Japanese distributors of some of his films to see if they would help me find the films I still missed. Fairly exhaustive overview of Japanese bad boy director Takashi Agitato. Jason rated it really liked it Feb 06, This has the curious effect of making the films seem less interesting as individual works.

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I saw my first Miike film in earlyat the Rotterdam Film Festival, which would become his big international tkaashi. At first I thought I would write a magazine article about it or something, but it quickly expanded into something much bigger.

He has been praised and reviled, hyped and ignored, lauded and censored. At pages, including 8 pages in full colour, Agitator – The Cinema of Takashi Miike is an exhaustive, richly detailed and impeccably researched look at the work of one of the world’s most talked-about filmmakers. This book by Tom Mes who also wrote the excellent Iron Man: He has provided liner notes and audio commentaries for numerous DVD releases of Japanese films around the world.

Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. Revealed to the world with the shocking Audition, Takashi Miike has directed over 50 films in the space of 11 years. Paul Agusta rated it really liked it Aug 17, The book closes with a lengthy interview with the director in for the revised edition. The start was like I said, discovering the recurring themes in his work.

Chapter 8 – Filmography A complete filmography with cast and crew credits, running times, Agitatoe titles, release info and more. Apr 13, David Wilentz marked it as reference. Scott rated it it was amazing Jul 29, He also regularly contributes audio commentaries and liner notes to DVD releases of Japanese films worldwide.

THE book for Miike fans, absolutely essential and ridiculously exhaustive.