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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Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike – Tom Mes – Google Books

Read, highlight, and takasih notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Written by Midnight Eye’s very own Tom Mes, with full cooperation from Takashi Miike himself, it details the entire body of work of this highly prolific filmmaker, whose films are provocative but also remarkably consistent. Want to Read saving…. Nov 02, Tony rated it liked it Shelves: The actual writing took six months.

Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike

Cineka 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

At first I thought I would write a magazine article about it or something, but it quickly expanded into something much bigger. This third pressing ofAgitator features a new and expanded page colour section, completely updated DVD information and several brand new reviews of Miike films that were unavailable for review at the time of the book’s initial production. I appreciate Tom Mes’ takahsi.

His movies were so full of guts, so full of invention and just pure joy, they really impressed me deeply. Katy rated it liked it Dec 08, Fairly exhaustive overview of Japanese bad boy director Takashi Miike. I would have liked more analysis in this book, and less journalism.

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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. Still, it’s clear that Mes is passionate about Miike’s films, and this is still an invaluable resource.

Takazhi film is set at the end of the sixties and portrays a couple of months in the life a year-old boy, without all the phoney rites-of-passage bullshit.

A complete filmography with cast and crew credits, running times, Japanese titles, release info and more. Books thw Midnight Eye Re-Agitator: My library Help Advanced Book Takaehi. It’s called Kishiwada Shonen Gurentai – Bokyo, which translates roughly as ‘Boy hooligans from Kishiwada – nostalgia’. Takashi Miike’s popularity continues to grow, and there is no sign of any slow-down of interest mikke this book, which has been described as ‘an essential purchase’.

Tom Mes’ dense study of Miike ends up being too much of a good thing. He is the founder and editor of MidnightEye. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Return to Book Page. At the same time he’s entirely devoid of pretension.

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. But rarely have the films of Takashi Miike been properly studied. When did you make the decision to write a book about Miike? Mes notes familiar themes that run rampant through his works which I completely didn’t notice. It also contains Takashi Miike’s own diary on the making of his controversial film Ichi the Killer, published in English for the first miikr ever.

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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.

Seeing that film with no preconceptions about what it was or who its director was, was an incredibly invigorating experience. Charles rated it liked it Oct 08, FAB seemed to be very dedicated to publishing quality writing on filmmakers that the majority of publishers would ignore. I had sold my copy of Moral Vision years earlier like an idiot.

He also has a background in animation as a scriptwriter and storyboard artist. 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!

Tom Mes is the author of the widely praised book Agitator: Benjamina rated it really liked it Dec 22, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They were showing three Miike films that year, including Audition. Michael Dickinson rated it really liked it Sep 10, Revealed to the world with the shocking Audition, Takashi Miike has directed over qgitator films in the space of 11 years.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Jarrod rated it it was amazing Apr 28,