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Starring Kitanos

Sean Redmond

in The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163330
eISBN:
9780231850230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163330.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the multiple personas that mark out Takeshi Kitano/Beat Takeshi, as well as the national and transnational qualities of Kitano that ultimately addresses questions of Occidental ... More


The Legacy of a Violent Man: Kitano Takeshi

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Japanese director, editor, writer, and producer Kitano Takeshi. Born in 1947 in Tokyo, Kitano grew up in a lower-class neighborhood where he developed an understanding and ... More


Becoming Lost in Tokyo

Sean Redmond

in The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163330
eISBN:
9780231850230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163330.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter places this study in the context of a cineaste pilgrim, or a film fan, seeking out their favourite art or artist in order to discover some legacy from the latter, or to ... More


Ethnic Cinema in the Japanese Cultural Imagination

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Japanese Cinema in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835941
eISBN:
9780824871574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835941.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the place of ethnic cinema in the Japanese “cultural imagination” through an analysis of Sai Yoichi's award-winning film Blood and Bones (Chi to hone, 2004). More specifically, ... More


The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood

Sean Redmond

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163330
eISBN:
9780231850230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163330.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan's finest currently working film director, performer, and celebrity. It uniquely explores Kitano's oeuvre ... More


Jidai-geki and Chambara: The Samurai Onscreen

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses several prominent jidai-geki/samurai films and considers the extent to which they can be conceptualized as films that investigate and problematise cinematic historicity - how ... More


Yakuza Cinema

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers recent developments in yakuza cinema. It places important films by Miike Takashi, Kitano Takeshi, Aoyama Shinji and Mochizuki Rokuro in the context of this pervasive Japanese ... More


Film Analysis: HANA-BI HANA-BI はなび

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Kitano Takeshi's film Hana-bi (Fireworks, 1997), which revolves around detectives Nishi, Horibe, Nakamura, and Tanaka. The film achieved tremendous success on the international ... More


Introduction: Why 1997 and Hana-Bi?

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This short chapter introduces the subjects and methodologies to be employed throughout the study, as well as offering a comprehensive look at why 1997 was particularly significant for Japanese cinema ... More


Postmodernism and Magic Realism in Contemporary Japanese Cinema

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses a comparatively recent phenomenon in Japanese cinema – namely magic realism – and argues that this amorphous artistic and cultural mode can best be understood through recourse ... More


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