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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Michael Dickinson rated it really liked it Sep 10, 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 I then spent the entire summer and most of the fall of watching all the films again and writing the book.

Tom Mes’ dense study of Miike ends up being too much of a good thing.

Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike by Tom Mes

He’s a very calm, friendly, down-to-earth person, who is a great conversationalist with an intriguing, almost philosophical outlook on life and his own work. I probably spent more time watching his films than writing about them, because he’s made so many. Jarrod rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Chapter 8 taksshi Filmography A complete filmography with cast and crew credits, running times, Japanese titles, release info and more.

The Cinema of Takashi Miike. Dec 15, Toby rated it it was amazing. Richard rated it it was amazing Feb 13, And what were your first impressions of the filmmaker’s work?


Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike

Guide to Japan’s iconoclastic and prolific film director. I told Miike about the book in early at a film festival and he offered to help out any way he could, which was another great relief. Scott rated it it was amazing Jul 29, Tom Mes is the founder and co-editor of MidnightEye. Preview — Agitator by Tom Mes. Agitatod were showing three Miike films that year, including Audition. 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.

The Video Years films Jason rated it really liked it Feb 06, I would have liked more analysis in this book, and less journalism.

From inside the book. 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. How did you discover the films of Takashi Miike?

Ghostea rated it liked miikee Feb 17, An in-depth look at his early made-for-video films, from ‘s Eyecatch Junction to ‘s Osaka Tough Guys. If I’m truthful, the book Mes wrote on Shinya Tsukamoto was better and more balanced. It came from watching the films, really. Themes in the work of Takashi Miike.

Stay up to date with the latest and best in Japanese cinema. A true passion project, you can almost feel Tom falling more and more in love Miike as the book goes on. Miike never insults the audience’s intelligence even if the content is offensive.

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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 Agitator – The Cinema of Takashi Miike — The groundbreaking book by Tom Mes He has been praised and reviled, hyped and ignored, lauded and censored. Fairly exhaustive overview of Japanese bad boy director Takashi Miike. It’s extremely funny and sad and violent all at the same time, and it borders on criminal that this film isn’t available to a wider audience.

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Afterword by Shinya Tsukamoto “The first book to be published about Japan’s bad-boy helmer is a delight. No trivia or quizzes yet. Both filmographies, however, are of exceptional quality and totally unexpected.

I appreciate Tom Mes’ passion. Books by Midnight Eye Re-Agitator: He too felt that there was a lot more to be said about this director than what was being said, so he’s been very mmiike of the things I tried to achieve with the book, which was to bring discussion about Miike’s work to an entirely different level.

Want to Read saving…. But rarely have the films of Takashi Miike been abitator studied. Mailing list Stay up to date with the latest and best in Japanese cinema.