Fierce Nonsensical Vulgar Powerful These are words that could be used to describe Takashi Miike But without doubt the most essential words are self assured and clever Shinya Tsukamoto Audition Dead or Alive Ichi the Killer Visitor Q These films have amazed, stunned, delighted and shocked audiences the world over, garnering critical acclaim for their Japanese director Takashi Miike Seen as one of the most important filmmakers to emerge in Japan in the last twenty years, Takashi Miike has directed 49 feature films and 3 TV series in the space of 11 years Many of them still unseen outside Japan, Miike s films are marked by a dazzling visual style, brilliant narrative invention and a willingness to go far beyond accepted boundaries Agitator The Cinema of Takashi Miike examines each of these titles in depth, revealing a provocative but remarkably consistent body of work Illustrated with hundreds of stills, behind the scenes pictures and rare photographs from the director s private collection, this is the first ever study devoted entirely to the work of one of the world s most exciting filmmakers....
|Title||:||Agitator: The Cinema Of Takashi Miike|
|Publisher||:||Fab Pr May 1, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||408 pages|
|File Size||:||986 KB|
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Agitator: The Cinema Of Takashi Miike Reviews
I will say upfront that I have not read the entire book. I'd say at the time of this writing, I've read about half of it. I do feel the need though to comment on this book's absolutely stunning design and overall thoroughness of the content, so please don't disregard this review without reading the rest.
Takashi Miike is an amazing director and this book is perfect to explain his movies. It is well worth the money for how much information is in it. I would skim through the movie sections to get an feel on each Miike movie. My only advice would be to read about the movie after you watch it since it explains a lot and tells you everything that happens including the ending.
So glad to have this back in my collection. First edition, too!
Great product... great seller, hope to do nussines in the future... thanks :)
I was writting an essay on Takashi Miike for a Japanese Popular Culture course, and this book really came in handy with an entire movie list and great descriptions!
One of the major stumbling blocks for enthusiasts of Japanese cinema in the west is the difficulty one finds in viewing the material. The major directors of Japanese cinema (Naruse, Kurosawa, Ozu, Oshima, Mizoguchi et al) are well represented. But a director like Takashi Miike, despite his strong cult following in the west, has still only had a small fraction of his prolific output distributed here. It becomes difficult therefore to construct patterns in his cinema or progressions of style and content. However this book goes some way to repairing the distribution limbo of his films, although nothing can replace seeing the films themselves.