Download Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike by Tom Mes PDF

By Tom Mes

This variation encompasses a new and accelerated color part, thoroughly up-to-date DVD details, and several other fresh reports of Takashi Miike motion pictures that have been unavailable for insurance on the time of the book's preliminary construction.

Show description

Read Online or Download Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike PDF

Similar movies books

Latin American Writers and the Rise of Hollywood Cinema (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature)

This ebook analyzes the preliminary engagement with Hollywood through key Latin American writers and intellectuals in the course of the first few a long time of the twentieth century. The movie city provided an ambiguous, multivalent signal for demonstrated figures like Horacio Quiroga, Alejo Carpentier and Mário de Andrade, in addition to much less well known writers just like the Mexican Carlos Noriega wish, the Chilean Vera Zouroff and the Cuban Guillermo Villarronda.

Matrix Warrior: Being the One

Eventually comes the final word ebook for all these looking to be aware of extra in regards to the philosophy at the back of The Matrix and its sequels. consider that this global isn't really what it sort of feels, and that humanity is de facto only a nutrients resource supplementing a reign of machines. Welcome to the idea at the back of the realm of The Matrix: the motion picture phenomenon and large box-office sequence that has additionally produced a few of film's so much clever and considerate moments within the final ten years.

America's Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film Registry

America's movie Legacy is a consultant to the main major motion pictures ever made within the usa. in contrast to opinionated best a hundred and arbitrary better of lists, those are the genuine factor: groundbreaking movies that make up the spine of yank cinema. a few are famous, resembling Citizen Kane, The Jazz Singer, All Quiet at the Western entrance, The delivery of a kingdom, and Boyz n the Hood.

The Gallipoli Story

The lads have been huddled in lifeboats. a few prayed that their legs might paintings. a few smiled to teach they were not scared. They peered into the darkness forward and observed not anything. Then, the darkish form of a guy status on a hill. A shout from the shore. A unmarried shot rang out and a bullet hissed overhead. The Gallipoli crusade had started.

Additional resources for Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike

Sample text

There he finds - again creating a parallel between protagonist and antagonist - that Wang and Shu have just been in an argument and that Shu is unconscious on the bed with Wang washing the blood of his hands in the bathroom (Wang ound a knife under Shu’s pillow, then proceeded to remove one of Shu’s organs with it as punishment - it remains unclear exactly which organ). Tatsuhito fires several bullets into Wang’s t o r s o , b u t t h e g a n g s t e r r e f u s e s t o d i e . E v e n w h e n t h e c o p c r a c k s a b o t t l e o v e r h i s read and sticks the broken glass into his jugular, Wang still crawls across the floor.

Learning of Kiba’s arrival, Wang sends a score of uniformed martial artists, ninjas and gangsters to the school to kill the newcomer. Many of the resulting fight scenes are badly timed, with wrongly chosen camera angles and a laughable use of undercranking, all of which results in making Takeshi Yamato look stiff and foolish. During one assault, Kiba is shot in the leg and staring into the barrel of a gun, when out of nowhere a fellow bodyguard called Ryo (Takanori Kikuchi) appears, with DaitB’s assistant Maki in tow, to save him in the nick of time -the nick of time in this case lasts nearly half a minute, since the gunman prefers to needlessly stall and talk instead of plugging Kiba in the head, thus of course allowing for Ryo to intervene.

In several scenes the dialogue is spoken in the Okinawan dialect, which also helps to add dimension to characters and setting. Although Bodyguard Kiba is a step up from Miike’s previous work, taken at face value or compared to the director’s later films it comes off as little more than an average action film. The intrigue is too uninspired and by-the-numbers, while some of the characters still don’t have much of a function. The Okinawan police detective serves mainly as an extra hand in action scenes, but his intended rivalry with Kiba is never properly developed, making an epilogue of the two men facing off in a one-on-one fight feel very much superfluous.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 21 votes