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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Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. I appreciate Tom Mes’ passion.

One is Dead or Alive 2, which is an incredibly, meticulously well-constructed film that manages to be touching and human at the same time.

Agitator: the cinema of Takashi Miike – Tom Mes, Shin╩╝ya Tsukamoto – Google Books

This has the curious effect of making the films seem less interesting as individual works. Agitator — The Cinema of Takashi Miike examines mike the director’s ground-breaking films in-depth, revealing a provocative but remarkably consistent body of work.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Account Options Sign in. He has been praised and reviled, hyped and ignored, lauded and censored. It also contains Takashi Miike’s own diary on the making of his controversial film Ichi the Killer, published in English for the first time ever. Guide to Japan’s iconoclastic and prolific film director. 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.


The 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.

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

Foreword by Makoto Shinozaki. Mes notes familiar themes that run rampant through his works which I completely didn’t notice. Feb 24, Ad Blankestijn rated it liked it Shelves: Jason rated it really liked it Feb 06, With exclusive photographs from Takashi Miike’s own collection!

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

Aug 31, Jason Coffman rated it really liked it. Contents Foreword by Makoto Shinozaki. A complete filmography with cast and crew credits, running times, Japanese titles, release info and more. The Cinema of Takashi Miike published 1 July A true passion project, you can almost feel Tom falling more and takawhi in love Miike as the book goes on.


Charles rated it liked it Oct 08, Both filmographies, however, are of exceptional quality and totally unexpected. From inside the book.

Tom Mes is the founder and co-editor of MidnightEye. The start was like I said, discovering the recurring themes tzkashi his work. Christopher rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Detailed information on all existing DVD releases of Miike’s films, with info on region coding, subtitles, extra features, etc.

I remember coming out of the theatre full of energy. 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.

Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike

Michael Dickinson rated it really liked it Sep 10, 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. Be the first to hear about our new reviews, exclusive interviews and features. I probably spent more time watching his films than writing about them, because he’s made so many.

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