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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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Guide to Japan’s iconoclastic and prolific film director. THE book for Miike fans, absolutely essential and ridiculously exhaustive.

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. He was very genuinely surprised when he heard I was writing a book about him, he just never considered that anyone would look at his work in such a way.

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

Takashi Miike is known for mostly his more bizarre, violent, controversial output in the film world. Agitator – The Cinema of Takashi Miike finally fills that gap by being the world’s first study devoted entirely to the work of this director. He is the founder and editor of MidnightEye.

A true passion project, you can almost feel Tom falling more and more in love Miike as the book goes on. Want to Read saving…. Were you also sending it around to other publishers before FAB picked it up, or were they your first choice? Miike is an inherently interesting figure because his films are wildly diverse, yet linked by key things – ultraviolence usually playing a part, but even that varies from slapstick to torture.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. Lists with This Book. An in-depth look at his early made-for-video films, from ‘s Eyecatch Junction to ‘s Osaka Tough Guys. The start was like I said, discovering the recurring themes in his work. With agitatro photographs from Takashi Takadhi own collection!

Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike

No eBook available Amazon. A complete filmography with cast and crew credits, running times, Japanese titles, release info and more. The response was really positive, which certainly lifted a weight off my shoulders.

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 agitattor, 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.

He has been praised and reviled, hyped and ignored, lauded and censored. Og by Makoto Shinozaki.

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. Contents Foreword by Makoto Shinozaki. Both filmographies, however, are of exceptional quality and totally unexpected. Fairly exhaustive overview of Japanese bad boy director Takashi Miike.

Chapter 8 – Filmography A complete filmography with cast and crew credits, running times, Japanese titles, release info and more.


Takashi Miike’s early years, from his first experiments with frogs and firecrackers at age 5 to getting his first shot at directing 26 years later. At the same time he’s entirely devoid of pretension.

His movies were so full of guts, off full of invention and just pure joy, they really impressed me deeply. Then when I saw Audition a few days later, there was no way back. This edition features a new and expanded colour section, completely updated DVD information, and several miikf 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 – The Cinema of Takashi Miike — The groundbreaking book by Tom Mes He has been praised and reviled, hyped and ignored, lauded and censored.

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Foreword by Makoto Shinozaki. Detailed information on all existing DVD releases of Miike’s films, with info on region coding, subtitles, extra features, etc. Be the first to hear about our new reviews, exclusive interviews and features. When did you make the decision to write a book about Miike? I appreciate Tom Mes’ passion.

FAB seemed to be very dedicated to publishing quality writing on filmmakers that the majority of publishers would ignore.