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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Detailed information on all existing DVD releases of Miike’s films, with info on region coding, subtitles, extra features, etc. With exclusive photographs from Takashi Miike’s own takasho He has provided liner notes and audio commentaries for numerous DVD releases of Japanese films around the world.
Nick Thomson rated it really liked it Jun 27, Once I managed to get a handle on exactly what those themes were and how they interacted, and once I realised that I’d never heard or read anything about that aspect of his work, the decision was made pretty quickly.
Feb 24, Ad Blankestijn rated it liked it Shelves: I could have picked a worse director to write a book about, because he has been helpful beyond the call of duty. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Aug 10, Pete rated it really liked it.
And it turned out Harvey Fenton, the owner of FAB Press, was really interested in Miike’s work and knew about him from back in the days when Fudoh was first shown at the Fantasia festival in Canada.
Nov 02, Tony rated it liked it Shelves: From inside the book. Tom Mes is a writer and translator of books. The book closes with a lengthy interview with the director in for the revised edition.
Chapter 8 – Filmography A complete filmography with cast and crew credits, running times, Japanese titles, release info and more. THE book for Miike fans, absolutely essential and ridiculously exhaustive. Kishiwada is a working class neighbourhood of Osaka, very similar to the one Miike himself grew up in. Scott rated it it was amazing Jul 29, 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 th Takashi Miike is known for mostly his more bizarre, violent, controversial output in the film world.
I do think that the whole point of those probably were to be provocative, edgy, gratuitous, etcetera The actual writing took six months. But still the most in-depth and thorough look at Takashi Miike and his films that you will find anywhere, well worth the money if you are a fan! The Cinema of Takashi Miike. His film oeuvre literally spans the entire rainbow from extreme psychological bloodbaths to historical dramas to candy-coloured, cartoonish family films.
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Films like Dead or Alive, The City of Lost Souls and Visitor Q show a dazzling visual style, brilliant narrative invention and a willingness to go far beyond accepted boundaries. Benji rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Contents Foreword by Makoto Shinozaki. At first I thought I would write a magazine article about it or something, but it quickly expanded into something much bigger.
He also regularly contributes audio commentaries and liner notes to DVD releases of Japanese films worldwide. A complete filmography with cast and crew credits, running times, Japanese titles, release info and more.
Aug 31, Jason Coffman rated it really liked it. Chapter 5 – Stray Dog Miike as actor, producer and other non-directorial activities. I just found his sexually perverse insanity quite endearing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike
Read, highlight, and take notes, across mioke, tablet, and phone. Mailing list Stay up to date with the latest and best in Japanese cinema. Pf essential purchase for anyone wanting to know where cinema is heading in the 21st century” —Pete Tombs, Author of Mondo Macabro Agitator – The Cinema of Takashi Miike — The groundbreaking book by Tom Mes He has been praised and reviled, hyped and ignored, lauded and censored.
FAB seemed to be very dedicated to publishing quality writing on filmmakers takashj the majority of publishers would ignore. In-depth analyses of tge 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.
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An essential purchase for anyone wanting to know where cinema is heading in the 21st century” —Pete Tombs, Author of Mondo Macabro. I would have liked more analysis in this book, and less journalism. Ross rated it liked it Sep 16, Preview — Agitator by Tom Mes. 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.
Tom Mes’ dense study of Miike ends up being too much of a good thing. Afterword by Shinya Tsukamoto “The first book to be published about Japan’s bad-boy helmer is a delight. Takashi Miike’s popularity continues to grow, and there is no sign of any slow-down of interest in this book, which has been described as ‘an essential purchase’.
For anyone who has ever tried explaining the appeal of Takeshi Miike’s films to someone who hasn’t seen any of them, I understand if you wondered: Mar 12, Balls Montgomery rated it liked it.
I found the last one on the very last day of my stay! Still, it’s clear that Mes is passionate about Miike’s films, and this is still an invaluable resource. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Agitator is a wonderful biography and analysis of Miike’s films and their themes.